A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting. Chalk Hill School in Monroe was overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jessica Hill / Associated PressLink
Sadia Mukhteya, 12, reads during an English language lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. Mukhteya was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas because of fighting between militants and the army. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed several female teachers and aid workers on Tuesday in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Young carolers make their way over a snowy meadow near a church in St. Maergen, southern Germany, part of the Three King's Action charity effort that focuses on the plight of children in Tanzania.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / DPALink
Florida linebacker Jon Bostic (1) hits Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hard enough to dislodge his helmet in the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Haber / Associated PressLink
Anders Jacobsen of Norway competes during the training round for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event of the 61th Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Bergisel-Stadion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lars Baron / BongartsLink
The neighborhood of Xeren in Duque de Caxias, about 30 miles from Rio de Janeiro, is inundated with mud and water after heavy downpours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLEBER JUNIOR / AFPLink
A couple rides down an ice slide at the frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing. The lake attracts scores of tourists and locals who use its frozen surface for skating, ice swimming and even exercising their dogs despite temperatures near 0 degrees Farenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
Two passengers brave the frigid weather on a ferry crossing Casco Bay in Portland, Maine, at sunrise Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The overnight low temperature dropped to 0 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
Palestinian naval police officers attend a Hamas security forces graduation ceremony in Gaza City on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated PressLink
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