A transfer case brings home the remains of Marine Sgt. Garrett A. Misener of Cordova, Tenn., from the war in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Firefighters extinguish the flames of a burning train near the city of Netanya. The passenger train caught fire in an apparent accident, injuring almost 50 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Spanish bullfighter Julian "El Juli" Lopez performs a muleta pass at the Canaveralejo bullring.
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Iowa Hawkeyes fan Calvin Silvers of Oskaloosa, Iowa, arrives at Sun Devil Stadium for the Insight Bowl, which pits the Hawkeyes against the Missouri Tigers.
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Shoppers hunting for bargains jam the sidewalks of Oxford Street in central London on the second day of the post-Christmas sales.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Seth Digby, 4, playfully chases his 6-year-old sister, Ellie, at the Westfield Garden State Plaza.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated PressLink
An employee brushes snow from South Korean naval guns and a replica of a North Korean Scud-B missile at the Korean War Memorial Museum after a heavy snowfall blanketed the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JO YONG-HAK / REUTERSLink
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks through the compound of Joseph's Tomb. In coordination with the Palestinian forces that control Nablus, the Israeli army escorted hundreds of Jewish settlers and pilgrims to the ancient shrine, believed to be the final resting place of the biblical patriarch. It was the site of fierce Israeli-Palestinian fighting a decade ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Baz Ratner / ReutersLink
South Korean protesters burn a placard showing the defaced portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his youngest son and successor-in-waiting Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea rally.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jung Yeon-Je / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. soldier from Bravo Troop 1-75 Cavalry 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division takes a photograph of an Afghan man in the village of Loya Derah during a clearance patrol in Kandahar province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Behrouz Mehri / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A bulldozer helps clears snow from West 50th Street, two days after a blizzard pounded the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Burton / Getty ImagesLink
Passengers sleep at a check-in counter of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Tuesday. Thousands remained stranded at the city's airports after icy rain and blackouts disrupted traffic for a third day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Voskresensky / ReutersLink
A train in Berlin is covered in ice. Volker Treier, chief economist at Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industry and Commerce, said the frigid weather was likely to clip fourth-quarter growth in Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pawel Kopczynski / ReutersLink
A security guard tries to stop photographs from being taken outside the housing compound where jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's home is and where his wife Liu Xia remains under house arrest. Liu marked his 55th birthday Tuesday in a prison in northeast China, prompting renewed calls from rights advocates for his immediate release.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Parks / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman stares at a small Christmas tree in a corridor of the Evangelismos ward at Athens' facility for impoverished elderly people. The home, which depends on charity for its financial survival, is in dire straits as a result of the Greek economic crisis. Employees have not been paid for more than five months; and without additional financial aid, the ward will have to be shuttered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yannis Behrakis / ReutersLink
A worker installs tiles on the unfinished gate to a residential complex in Hubei province. Chinese housing prices are on track to dip early next year because of tighter monetary policy and rising inventories.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stringer Shanghai / ReutersLink
Jim Casey and his wife, Lesley, fish from the porch of their flooded home in Chinchilla. Torrential rains in the wake of tropical cyclone Tasha have swollen rivers and flooded entire towns in the northeastern state of Queensland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Camden / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Australian supermaxi and second-placed yacht Loyal enters the Derwent River in Tasmania during the final leg of the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Supermaxi Wild Oats XI was awarded provisional line honors in the challenging ocean race Tuesday, but celebrations were muted because of potential disqualification, the result of a protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Forster / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
English paceman Tim Bresnan, left, celebrates his dismissal of Australian batsman Michael Hussey on the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: William West / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Germany's Kathrin Hoelzl clears a gate during the first run of the women's giant slalom World Cup race in Semmering.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christiane Bauer / ReutersLink
A formation of military jets takes part in the graduation ceremony of Israeli pilots over the Hatzerim Air Force base near the southern city of Beersheba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Buimovitch / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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