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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 Bee

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 Press

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 Times

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 Images

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 Images

"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 / EPA

Tourists take photos on a rebuilt part of the Great Wall in northern China's Hebei province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

A humpback whale stranded on a sandbank near the island of Texel in the northern Netherlands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALKO DE WOLF / AFP / Getty Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of the majority for a second time in two days during the second session of the newly elected Ukrainian parliament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP

Sikh Scots Guards soldier Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar stands on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace. Bhullar became the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace wearing a turban instead of the bearskin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP

Swedish children take part in a Lucia concert in a church at the open air museum of Skansen. On Thursday, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Norway and Finland celebrate Saint Lucia, a celebration of light that sees every school and day care picking one Lucia. Concerts with choirs of children dressed in white dresses and holding candles are typical.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP

Chinese military personnel attend a a ceremony for victims on the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre at the Memorial Museum. Air raid sirens sounded in Nanjing as it marked the anniversary of the mass killing and rape committed there by Japanese soldiers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP

Daiya Seto of Japan competes in the men's 400-meter individual medley heat during the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships at the Sinan Erdem Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press

Gina Stechert of Germany during the women's downhill training of the FIS Ski World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A bicycle is covered with snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / DPA

Officials try to douse a fire that broke out in a multistory building housing an electrical market in central Delhi's congested Chandni Chowk locality, gutting around 40 to 50 shops. No casualties or injuries were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

Chrishae Johnson hugs Tyron Hamilton as friends snap photographs of the newlywed couple. The pair joined over 50 couples that married on 12/12/12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Trails left by skiers crisscross the snow at the Val d'Isere resort in the French Alps. Recent snowfalls have encouraged skiers to hit the slopes and the Val d'Isere authorities have opened some slopes early.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP / Getty Images

Tourists cross the Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest rope bridge in Europe at an altitude of 9,977-feet. The bridge crosses a 1,600-foot-deep abyss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGI TISCHLER / KEYSTONE

Newlyweds pose for photographs at their wedding in the Botanical Garden in Amsterdam. Many couples worldwide have chosen to get married on the special date 12-12-12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPA

A bride holds her bouquet outside the civil registry office in Hamburg, where 77 couples married Wednesday on the auspicious 12-12-12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AXEL HEIMKEN / EPA

SAG Awards Social Media Ambassador Busy Philipps, right, and Taye Diggs announce the nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 in the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The first of 18 sections of the spire is hoisted atop the new 104-story One World Trade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

An image from video shows a North Korean Unha-3 rocket rising from a launch site on the west coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Members of the opposition nationalist Svoboda group cut down a fence outside the Ukrainian parliament, the site of several physical confrontations in recent years amid bitter confrontation between opposition and pro-government camps.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images

Traditional dancers perform during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium, commemorating 49 years since Kenya won independence from Britian.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon during heavy clashes with government forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A portrait of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar is placed under a tree as part of a makeshift memorial at his music center in New Delhi. Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

Indian students light candles to pay tribute to legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Indian students take an oath vowing to eliminate the practice of aborting female fetuses. In India, daughters are often seen as a burden because tradition requires that a bride's family pay the groom's family a large dowry of cash and gifts. Women's education is often neglected, and many do not get adequate medical treatment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A construction worker stands in a segment of a Cold War-era spy tunnel excavated recently in Germany. According to the Allied Museum in Berlin, it is part of a 450-meter long tunnel dating from 1954 that connected Rudow in then-West Berlin to Treptow in East Berlin. The tunnel was used to tap Soviet telephone calls.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAB SAUER / EPA

A pedestrian walks in a street in Ukraine's capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated Press

Eight-year-old Mark Mullen joins protesters from across Ireland in a demonstration outside the Irish Parliament to oppose cuts in government benefits for children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niall Carson / Associated Press

The rings of Saturn are captured by the Cassini spacecraft. Scientists are trying to better understand the origin and nature of the various structures seen in the so-called B ring, the densest and most massive of all the rings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Police officers detain opposition activists as they try to hold an unauthorized rally to demand the resignation of President Ilham Aliyev at the Fountains Square in central Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tofik Babayev / AFP / Getty Images

Three teachers and forty students of Hungary's Szeged University occupy the ground floor of the county government office in Szeged during a silent protest against the higher education policy of the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CSABA SEGESVARI / AFP / Getty Images

Children in Soweta walk past wall paintings of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, now hospitalized in Pretoria after recent test determined he has a lung infection. Mandela, 94, was said to be in good spirits, though he is apparently suffering from memory loss and general weakness.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ludbrook / EPA

Malaysian customs officers display part of a shipment of 24 tons of elephant tusks seized at Port Klang after being discovered in a secret compartment of a ship bound for China. The tusks are commonly used to produce decorative products like jewelry, chopsticks and belt buckles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

A child holds balloons as he run toward the beach along the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Divyakant Solanki / EPA

A diver in a Santa suit swims with sardines at the Coex Aquarium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A Chinese couple walk past Christmas decorated trees on display in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

A North Korean man scrapes off snow from the monument of anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Activists and supporters of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front hold torches as they participate in a protest march to mark International Human Rights Day. More than 68,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the outbreak of the insurgency in the region in 1989.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Exiled Tibetans wear headbands during a rally to mark World Human Rights Day. Tibetans also mark Dec. 10 as Nobel Peace Prize Day, the day the Dalai Lama received the prize in 1989.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated Press

Egyptians sit at an empty coffee shop at Al Hussein square. The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of Saturday's scheduled constitutional referendum are announced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

An Egyptian protester walks next to graffiti and Arabic writing that reads "No to the Muslim Brotherhood constitution" in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Members of Dutch youth soccer club SC Buitenboys pay their respects to Richard Nieuwenhuizen and lay roses on the hearse carrying his body. Nieuwenhuizen, a volunteer official, died after he was allegedly beaten by teenage players from another team following a match on Dec. 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAS CZERWINSKI / EPA

A woman jogs through a snowy park. Weather forecasts predict more snow and cold temperatures in Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Rietschel / Associated Press

Pedestrians and commuters walk across the Millennium Bridge in front of St. Paul's Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / Bloomberg

A news cameraman films tributes to late nurse Jacintha Saldanha outside the residential apartments of the King Edward VII hospital. Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, apparently committed suicide after she was duped by Australian radio disc jockeys who, pretending to be members of the royal family, called the hospital and sought updates on the condition of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press

An injured wild elephant tries to eat a banana leaf with its trunk after it was attacked by poachers. The poachers cut off two tusks and the tail of the elephant, but the animal is expected to survive, according to local officials.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

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Tragedy occurs in suburban Connecticut, where a gunman attacked an elementary school Friday, killing at least two dozen people, including many children.

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans as one holds up the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during a demonstration after Friday prayer in Cairo. 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. Over in Alexandria, opponents of Morsi hold pamphlets urging a “no” vote on the constitutional referendum as cars burn during clashes between supporters and opponents.

In Switzerland, a “Foehnwind” blows over the Swiss Alps bringing warm air to the central part of the country. 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. Tourists cross the Titlis Cliff Walk, a rope bridge that crosses a 1,600-foot-deep abyss. We stay in the alps with an aerial photo of tracks left by skiers in the French Alps. Recent snowfalls have encouraged skiers to hit the slopes and the Val d’Isere authorities have opened some slopes early.

Get into the holiday spirit with a home known as the “Christmas House.” The home is decorated with about 65,000 lights using about four miles of wiring, in Richmond, Va. On the other side of the planet, 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 at the Kidzania career theme park in Tokyo.

This week, 12/12/12 landed and couples around the world were busy tying the knot on that day.

Elsewhere, members of a Dutch youth soccer club pay their respects to Richard Nieuwenhuizen, a volunteer official  who died after he was allegedly beaten by teenage players following a match on Dec. 2.; Chinese tourists take photos on a rebuilt part of the Great Wall in northern China’s Hebei province; a humpback whale is stranded on a sandbank in the northern Netherlands; and supporters in India 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.

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