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Members of the pro-Kremlin youth groups "Moldaya gvardiya" and "Nashi" ("Young guard" and "Ours") attend a rally marking the victory of the United Russia party in parliamentary elections in central Moscow. The ruling party of Vladimir Putin won the elections with a sharply reduced majority, a blow for Putin ahead of his planned return to the Kremlin in 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images

An Egyptian woman votes inside a polling station in Nasr City, a neighborhood of Cairo. A trickle of Egyptian voters headed to the polls Monday for two days of runoffs in the country's first parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak's ouster. Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of the votes in the first round.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tara Todras-Whitehill / Associated Press

Police officers arrest a Congolese man after a group of protesters from the Democratic Republic of Congo marched to the African National Congress headquarters in Johannesburg. The protesters, who rejected their country's presidential election as fraudulent, were demonstrating against what they say is South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's involvement in the election outcome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A Congolese money changer awaits clients on a Goma street. Money-changing stands are ubiquitous in the city, where U.S. dollars and francs can be used with equal facility. Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi says he rejects early election results showing President Joseph Kabila ahead, and fresh fears of violence were mounting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, center, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Assange won his bid to continue his legal battle in Britain against extradition to Sweden on sex allegations brought by two women.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KERIM OKTEN / EPA

A tractor's skid marks can be seen on a thin layer of snow on a field near Bertoldshofen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF†HILDENBRAND / EPA

A motorboat sails through a frosty fog along the Yenisei River some 34 miles south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / Reuters

Dogs get gussied up to show off their skills during a dog show audition in Chengdu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and her husband, Joachim Sauer, right, stand with Polish Ambassador Marek Prawda inside the installation "Concrete Poetry" by the Polish artist Stanislaw Drozdz during the "Door to Door -- Poland and Germany" exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. The letters in the installation show the word "miedzy," which means "between" in Polish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Shiite Muslims, shown with a portrait of Ali, the prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, on their building, watch an Ashura procession in Istanbul. Ashura, one of the most important days in the Shiite calendar, commemorates the death of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, in the 7th century battle of Karbala.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / Reuters

Children reenact the battle of Karbala outside a mosque the day before Ashura. The event marks the death of the prophet Muhammad's grandson, the revered Imam Hussein, in modern-day Iraq roughly 1,300 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

Akjabor, a leader of the Amazonian Kayapo people, arrives at the Paris Natural History Museum for a visit with schoolchildren. The Kayapo Indians are one of the main native groups that remain in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

A man reads the December issue of FHM India, a popular Indian men's magazine, at a stall in Mumbai. Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who is featured on the cover, is suing the magazine for millions of dollars, accusing it of publishing photos she says were doctored to make her appear nude, her lawyer said Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A member of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Stal (Steel) wearing a Darth Vader mask participates in a post-election rally. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was satisfied with the performance of his party in Russia's parliamentary election even though it lost a significant number of seats, adding that a drop in support is "inevitable" for any ruling party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Supporters of the ruling United Russia Party celebrate election results at a rally. United Russia retained solid control of parliament despite obtaining a shade less than half the vote in the election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI KOCHETKOV / European pressphoto agency

Police detain an activist during a rally protesting the election results and government policies. Opposition leaders organized a second mass protest in two days against Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule despite warnings of a police crackdown and the jailing of one of the organizers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI KARPUKHIN / Reuters

Children wait for sweets to be tossed out during the eighth National Santa Claus Congress organized under the auspices of Children's Ombudsman Marek Michalak at the Center for Education and Regional Promotion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA OSTROWSKA / European Pressphoto Agency

People walk past a Christmas tree erected on Cathedral Square in the Lithuanian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

An art installation of Bavarian costumes made of red plastic stands out against blowing snow as winter weather takes hold in Germany's western Allgaeu region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / European pressphoto agency

A soldier holds a girl as members of the 25th Infantry Division returning from Iraq are greeted by family and friends at Wheeler Army Airfield. Communities in Hawaii are welcoming soldiers home from overseas deployment while preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary Wednesday of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Nishimura / Getty Images

Shia Muslim women grieve ceremonially during a religious procession of the Ashura mourning period in New Delhi. Hundreds of Muslims in New Delhi and thousands around India took part in processions marking the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, when they remember the killing of Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammed, who was martyred at the Battle of Karbala.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

A Pakistani Sunni Muslim spits fire during an Ashura procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP / Getty Images

Artist Stephen Maxwell Campbell works on his latest canvas in the Castlefield industrial heritage area of Manchester. Campbell paints his scenes using his own homemade paint and uses a distorted photographic perspective to some of his work. He has been commissioned by art galleries, libraries and private collectors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A Spanish military officer participates in the raising of the Spanish flag during celebrations of the 33rd anniversary of the adoption of the national constitution.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Kosovar laborers work on a new construction site at the Drenas Business Park. Serbia has recognized Kosovo's independence by accepting an EU-brokered agreement on joint management of disputed border crossings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty Images

A woman screams amid the dead and injured after an explosion at a shrine in central Kabul where Shia Muslims were marking the Day of Ashura.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP / Getty Images

A bust of the Chinese philosopher Confucius lies on the ground in an abandoned stone-carving workshop in a town about 155 miles southwest of Beijing. The small town in Hebei province has a history of stone carving dating back more than 2,000 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / Reuters

Actor David Warren, who has been playing Santa for the past 10 years, uses a computer monitor with a camera to fix his beard during a break at Santa's Grotto in Selfridges department store.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Reuters

Italian police officers celebrate outside police headquarters following the arrest of Michele Zagaria, 53, the most senior boss of the Camorra crime organization who was still at large. Police found him by digging through to a secret bunker near Naples. He had been on the run for 16 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SALOMONE / AFP / Getty Images

Pedestrians walk around Christmas decorations on the Rua Augusta, Lisbon's main shopping street. The downtown streets usually are ablaze with Christmas lights in December, but this year the city has put on a somber show that matches the somber mood of austerity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armando Franca / Associated Press

Students from Nepal Tarun Dal, the youth wing of Nepali Congress Party, wave flaming torches during a protest over a prison brawl in which five people, including the district president of Tarun Dal, were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

Demonstrators watch on Market Street as police and city workers dismantle the Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN LAM / Reuters

Filipino militant students clash with anti-riot police officers during a march toward the presidential palace, where they planned to camp out.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Shaun Wells of Australia competes on day five of the ISAF Sailing World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Dadswell / Getty Images

Young people take part in an Indian army recruitment rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / X01838

Kenyan doctors sing slogans on the third day of a nationwide strike. The doctors are demanding a salary hike of 300% from the government, paralyzing health facilities around the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOOR KHAMIS / Reuters

Pakistani children look out through the main door of their shanty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fareed Khan / Associated Press

A vehicle clears a ski slope of freshly fallen snow at the resort of Grimentz. Swiss ski resorts for weeks had longed for snow to open their winter season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / EPA

The Russian team trains before the sixth FINA Synchronized Swimming World Trophy at the Water Cube.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

A man holds a cross as he prays during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of of the founding of the St. Mary's Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

Pilgrims crawl carrying candles in their hands inside the Church of the Virgen de lo Vasquez. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Christians make the pilgrimage to the sanctuary, walking for up to 32 miles to reach the shrine, with some of them covering the final three miles or so barefoot or on their knees, to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and to pay homage to the Virgin with their penances.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eliseo Fernandez / Reuters

A rickshaw puller gets his beard dressed by a roadside barber on the outskirts of New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PARIVARTAN SHARMA / Reuters

Relatives mourn during the funeral of a Palestinian killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza City. Two Gaza militants were killed in the strike, Palestinian medics said, with Israel saying one of them had planned a deadly bombing in Eilat in 2007.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty Images

Congolese riot policemen patrol in Kibumba border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, ahead of the announcement of last week's election results, with observers warning the conflict-prone country could descend into chaos no matter who is declared the winner. President Joseph Kabila is poised to claim a new five-year term Thursday when officials announce the winner of national elections, a result the opposition is likely to contest both in court and on the street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images

A supporter of Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is grabbed by a Congolese riot police officer outside his candidate's headquarters. Partial results issued by Congo's electoral commission overnight make it all but certain that President Joseph Kabila will be declared the winner, setting the stage for possible clashes between his backers and those loyal to the main opposition candidate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Occupy DC demonstrators protest outside the Treasury building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

An Iraqi police officer mans a checkpoint decorated with plastic flowers. American forces are now in the midst of the final stage of withdrawal from the war-torn country, with all troops scheduled to depart by Dec. 31.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

Flowers lie on the ground as a memorial to Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse, who was gunned down Thursday during a traffic stop on campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Helber / Associated Press

Andrew Betton, captain of the British naval vessel Ocean, is greeted by his 5-year-old son, George, as the ship returns home. The crew left in April for a seven-week training exercise, but were diverted to Libya to support the U.N. mission in that country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Project manager Tony Fairweather stands in front of the Forth Bridge at the end of a 10-year refurbishment-and-repainting effort.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

Rescue workers evacuate people after a fire engulfed AMRI Hospital, killing 89.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the scene of a fire that engulfed AMRI Hospital, killing 89.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

During a protest demanding the trial of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an anti-government demonstrator flashes a "victory" sign with plastic roses on her fingers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

Branco du Preez of South Africa is tackled by Nanyak Dala of Canada during the IRB South Africa Rugby Sevens at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

A hunter releases his trained golden eagle during an annual competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / Reuters

Indian police officers detain a Tibetan activist during a protest of a visit by Gen. Ma Xiaotian, China's deputy chief of general staff.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH SINGH / AFP/Getty IMages

Palestinian demonstrators protest the construction of an Israeli separation barrier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP/Getty Images

Security guards detain an activist from women's rights group protesting what it said were improprieties during the country's recent parliamentary elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / Reuters

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