For high wages, good public infrastructure and a vibrant cultural scene, European cities continue to dominate the 2012 Quality of Living survey by the consulting firm Mercer. See where American cities feature in the global list.
10. SydneyStreet artists perform in the Darling Harbour area of Sydney. The Australian city rounds out the top 10 and is one of only two Southern Hemisphere cities to make the cut. The Mercer survey evaluates quality of life based on several factors including housing, climate, infrastructure, crime and education.Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.