Connecticut state police officers escort children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shannon Hicks / Newtown BeeLink
Newtown, Connecticut — A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jessica Hill / Associated PressLink
Long Beach, California — Members of La Llegadora Banda from Phoenix, AZ, play a tribute to Jenni Rivera, the Mexican superstar killed in a plane crash, outside the All Souls Mortuary in Long Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Richmond, Va. — People look at the home known as the Christmas House, which is decorated with about 65,000 lights using about four miles of wiring, in Richmond, Va. People tour in cars, buses and limousines to view the home's elaborate displays of holiday lights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tokyo — A young girl has her hat adjusted as a group of little Santa Claus "trainees" in green suits learn how to be good helpers for an ecological friendly Green Santa Claus (not pictured) at the Kidzania career theme park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland — "Foehnwind" blows over the Swiss Alps to bring warm air to Switzerland. Foehnwinds are dry and warm down-slope winds that are often dubbed "snow-eaters" for their ability to raise temperatures within hours and melt snow rapidly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: URS FLUEELER / EPALink
Luanping, China — Tourists take photos on a rebuilt part of the Great Wall in northern China's Hebei province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
Texel, Netherlands — A humpback whale stranded on a sandbank near the island of Texel in the northern Netherlands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALKO DE WOLF / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cairo — Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans as one holds up the Koran, Islam's holy book, during a demonstration after Friday prayer. Opposing sides in Egypt's political crisis were staging rival rallies on Friday, the final day before voting starts on a contentious draft constitution that has plunged the country into turmoil and deeply divided the nation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
Alexandria, Egypt — Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hold pamphlets urging a "no" vote on a constitutional referendum as cars burn during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anonymous / Associated PressLink
Quezon, Philippines — Filipino members of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity hold up their colleague during the annual Oblation run inside the University of the Philippines Diliman, in Quezon City. Around 40 members of the APO fraternity staged the group's annual Oblation Run to highlight the fraternity's call for a clean and honest election for the upcoming May 2013 local polls.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Edinburgh, Scotland — A gallery assistant stands next to the artwork by Ernesto Neto, "It happens when the body is anatomy of time, 2000" at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Mangalore, India — Supporters hold candles during a candlelight vigil for Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-native nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jammu, India — A young Myanmar refugee boy carries drinking water on the outskirts of Jammu. More than 4,000 refugees who fled Myanmar during an ethnic strife in 1992 have been living at camps for more than five years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
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