Today in Pictures: Dec. 16, 2011

Egyptian soldiers beat-up a protester during clashes near Cairo's Tahrir Square, Dec. 16, 2011 after demonstrators threw petrol bombs and set fire to furniture in front of the nearby parliament. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Army First Lieutenant Daniel Choi puts a sticker on his coat to show support for U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, outside the gates of U.S. Army Fort George G. Meade, where Manning's Article 32 preliminary hearing will begin, Dec. 18, 2011 in Fort Meade, Maryland. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Palestinian youth observes as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a weekly protest against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Dec. 16, 2011. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescue members stand next to TK Bremen cargo ship which ran aground, spilling oil off the coast of France's northwestern region of Brittany and lies stranded on Kerminihy beach in Erdeven, Dec. 16, 2011. An oil slick was reported to be floating toward the coast between the city of Lorient and the Quiberon peninsula, according to the Brest maritime authorities. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas watch a concert by the band Filter, who performed for troops waiting to go home after their deployment in Iraq, Dec. 15, 2011, at Camp Virginia, Kuwait. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo)

Lights decorate a church as thousands of people attend an early morning mass which signals the beginning of the celebrations for Christmas, Dec. 16, 2011 in suburban Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines. The early morning mass is a religious tradition where Filipinos attend a mass for nine consecutive days until Christmas. (Pat Roque/AP Photo)

A Yemeni boy takes a nap on a structure in the capital Sanaa, Dec. 16, 2011. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

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