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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 26, 2012

    Activists protest against a bill banning the American adoption of Russian children in St.Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 26, 2012. Defying a storm of domestic and international criticism, Russia moved toward finalizing a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, as Parliament's upper house voted unanimously in favor of a measure that President Vladimir Putin has indicated he will sign into law.
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    Tiffany Shacklee walks her friend's dog Ellie along Chautauqua Street as the snow continues to fall in Carbondale, Ill., Dec. 26, 2012. A gusty winter storm slammed southern Illinois, leaving roads covered in ice and snow and prompting authorities to warn of whiteout conditions that could significantly reduce drivers' visibility.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 26, 2012

    Men dressed as Santa Claus hold banners that state, "Children need their fathers at Christmas" in front of the Bulgarian Presidency building in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 26, 2012. The protest, organized by "Fathers of responsible parenthood" foundation, demands parental equality regarding the custody of children.
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    An Acehnese woman is seen through an opening on a wall as she attends a prayer commemorating the 8th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Dec. 26, 2012. The disaster killed more than 100,000 people in the province.
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    Family members of police constable Subhash Chand Tomar grieve during his cremation in New Delhi, Dec. 25, 2012. Tomar died at a hospital after sustaining injuries during a massive protest of the gang rape of a 23-year-old student while on a bus in Delhi, earlier this month.
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 26, 2012

    Indonesian workers climb the dome of a mosque's construction site in Aceh Besar, Aceh province, Indonesia, Dec. 25, 2012.
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    Umbrellas hang over a commercial street in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian province, Dec. 25, 2012. China's financial system is facing increasing risks due to soaring bank loans, with lending to the property sector and local governments a particular concern, the finance ministry said.
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    Stuart Radbourne, huntsman and joint-master with the Avon Vale Hunt, leads riders and hounds for their traditional Boxing Day hunt, Dec. 26, 2012 in Lacock, England. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson claimed that moves to repeal the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales may still not happen in 2013.
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    Buildings continue to burn after a strong explosion erupted in a building believed to be storing fireworks for Christmas and New Year festivals on Lagos Island, Nigeria, Dec. 26, 2012,
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  • Today in Pictures: Dec. 26, 2012

    Edward "Roaddawg" Manley, a volunteer and honorary firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas Tree in Breezy Point, New York, Dec. 25, 2012.
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