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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    A Tunisian man prays at the mausoleum of Mohamed Bouazizi, the young fruit and vegetable seller whose self-immolation kicked off the Arab Spring, Dec. 17, 2012, as Tunisia marks the second anniversary of the start of the revolution.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    Revelers in Santa costumes sit on a lion statue at the base of Nelson's Column during Santacon in Trafalgar Square in central London, Dec. 15, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    North Koreans bow before the statues of late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 17, 2012. Sirens wailed for three minutes at noon in honor of the first anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    An aerial view of snow-covered Bhadarwah valley, about 205 kms from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, Dec. 16, 2012. According to the media reports, six Indian Army soldiers were killed and one is missing in an avalanche that struck the Siachen Glacier. A rescue operation is underway to trace the missing soldier.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    A man holds a dummy depicting a health worker during a demonstration against cuts on public health care and the privatization of hospitals, Dec. 16, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Doctors have already staged 16 days of strikes and health workers unions are calling for a third 48-hour strike to begin Dec. 19. Around 4,000 operations have been suspended in Madrid since the medical strikes started.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    Palestinian Orthodox Christians return from the nearby ancient monastery of St. Barbara to the Palestinian village of Abud, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, during a parade to celebrate the annual festival of St. Barbara's Day, Dec. 16, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    People look at damaged vehicles after a bomb blast in the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber, Dec. 17, 2012. A car bomb exploded outside the women's waiting area of a government office in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region, killing many people and wounding others, government officials said.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    People pay their respects at a makeshift shrine to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 17, 2012. Funerals began Monday in the little Connecticut town after the school massacre that took the lives of 20 small children and six staff.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16, 2012. Obama arrived in Newtown two days after the tragedy and as authorities were still trying to piece together a motive for the second-deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    Afghans pray for victims killed from a mine explosion in Chaparhar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2012. An exploding bomb or land mine killed several young girls as they were gathering firewood outside their village in the east of the country.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 17, 2012

    The arm of a fallen soldier is seen near a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's father, Hafez al-Assad, at Al Mosthat Syrian Army military academy in Tal Sheen, Syria, Dec. 16, 2012. The rebels took Al Mosthat, a key military installation, after several days of bloody battle.
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