December 1 marks World Aids Day. A recent United Nations report revealed that nearly 33.4 million people are infected by the HIV virus throughout the world. In Europe, more than 80 iconic landmarks across 13 countries joined (RED) to promote awareness of the ongoing fight against the AIDS epidemic, by turning red to mark World AIDS Day on December 1. Elsewhere around the world there were candlelight vigils, quilt displays and a variety of other events. A man holds red symbols of the fight against AIDS in Pamplona northern Spain. Sister Mary Timothy Simplicity (L) and Sister Jezabelle of the of Enraptured Sling of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence embrace as the names of AIDS victims are read during an AIDS Day memorial service at the National AIDS Memorial Grove on December 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California. The Paris City Hall turns (RED) for the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2010 .