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The body of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington. Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history, died Monday at age 88.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA

Mourners pay their respects in the Capitol Rotunda, where the body of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state. Because of his seniority, Inouye became president pro tempore of the Senate in 2010, putting him third in the line of presidential succession, after the vice president and the speaker of the House.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAWN THEW / EPA

Firefighters try to contain flames from an oil pipeline that exploded Monday on the outskirts of Lagos, reportedly as thieves tried to siphon oil from it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sunday Alamba / AP

A man clears snow from his driveway after an overnight snowfall closed many schools and businesses for the day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

A laborer pulls a cart piled with empty drums during a nationwide strike called by Islamic political parties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP/Getty Images

French officials inspect caves in Bugarach, a village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, amid fears of mass suicides or other activities linked to the end Friday of an ancient Mayan calendar that purportedly identifies Bugarach as the only place that will be saved from destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images

Two women sit amid Palestinian flag at the site of a rally celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic movement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

A pilgrim prays inside the grotto where Christians believe Jesus was born. Local shop owners complain that recent fighting between Israel and Hamas has caused a drop in the number of Christmas-season visitors to Bethlehem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA

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