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Day in Photos: Dec. 5, 2012

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  • Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • An Egyptian woman holds a national flag as she listens to speakers, not pictured, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Hundreds of black-clad riot police deployed around the Itihadiya palace in Cairo's district of Heliopolis. Barbed wire was also placed outside the complex, and side roads leading to it were blocked to traffic. Protesters gathered at Cairo's Tahrir square and several other points not far from the palace to march to the presidential complex. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    An Egyptian woman holds a national flag as she listens to speakers, not pictured, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Hundreds of black-clad riot police deployed around the Itihadiya palace in Cairo's district of Heliopolis. Barbed wire was also placed outside the complex, and side roads leading to it were blocked to traffic. Protesters gathered at Cairo's Tahrir square and several other points not far from the palace to march to the presidential complex. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's supporters beat an opponent, center, during clashes outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Wednesday's clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the palace where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's supporters beat an opponent, center, during clashes outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Wednesday's clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the palace where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • Indian laborers work to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the festival in January 2013, which falls every twelfth year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

    Indian laborers work to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the festival in January 2013, which falls every twelfth year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • A woman handles laundry from a window in a poor area of Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Romania will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A woman handles laundry from a window in a poor area of Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Romania will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

  • Thai Buddhist monks release lanterns in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during celebrations for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej 85th birthday. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

    Thai Buddhist monks release lanterns in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during celebrations for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej 85th birthday. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

  • A man jogs past red carpets covered with beans during a protest against the number of homicides in the South American country, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The Brazilian non-governmental organization Rio de Paz spread half a million black and white beans over five red carpets and a national flag on the beach to protest against the number of murders in Brazil over the past few years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    A man jogs past red carpets covered with beans during a protest against the number of homicides in the South American country, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The Brazilian non-governmental organization Rio de Paz spread half a million black and white beans over five red carpets and a national flag on the beach to protest against the number of murders in Brazil over the past few years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • A worker uses a machine to cut ice at the frozen Songhua River in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. The city is preparing for its annual ice festival where large blocks of ice are used to build a tourist attraction. (AP Photo)

    A worker uses a machine to cut ice at the frozen Songhua River in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. The city is preparing for its annual ice festival where large blocks of ice are used to build a tourist attraction. (AP Photo)

  • Men dressed in bizarre straw outfits and devilish masks start the traditional

    Men dressed in bizarre straw outfits and devilish masks start the traditional "Buttnmandl" run, when they shout and make noise with cowbells to frighten people in the village of Bischofswiesen, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The pre-Christmas tradition dates back to pagan times as a protection against evil spirits in the darkest time of the year. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Mahatma Gandhi's statue overlooks Indian parliament house as Indian lawmakers debate on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) , in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. India's ruling Congress Party-led coalition government on Wednesday won a crucial vote in favor of its decision to open up the country's huge retail sector to foreign big-box companies like Wal-Mart, a move that its opponents said will crush small shop owners and farmers. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Mahatma Gandhi's statue overlooks Indian parliament house as Indian lawmakers debate on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) , in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. India's ruling Congress Party-led coalition government on Wednesday won a crucial vote in favor of its decision to open up the country's huge retail sector to foreign big-box companies like Wal-Mart, a move that its opponents said will crush small shop owners and farmers. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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