Today in Pictures: Dec. 21, 2011.

Dec 21, 2011 3:44pm

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A Filipino child displaced by floods waits to receive food from the government at the evacuation center following a recent typhoon, Dec. 21, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Typhoon Washi,that swept across the south of the country has claimed more than 1000 lives as flash floods and landslides hit rural communities, washing families and their houses into the sea. (Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

 

 

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People watch the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with the Soyuz TMA-03M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Dec. 21, 2011. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Donald Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Netherlands’ astronaut Andre Kuipers. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo)

 

 

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A seal plays with a new toy it found amongst treats left around a make shift snowman, center back, during festive celebrations at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Dec. 21, 2011. (Rob Griffith/AP Photo)

 

 

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An Egyptian woman raises a copy of Al Tahrir newspaper fronted by a picture showing half naked woman protester beaten by army soldiers as hundreds of Egyptian women march at Cairo streets angered by the recent violence used against them during clashes between police and protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 20, 2011. (Amr Nabil/AP Photo)

 

 

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People arrive to light candles at the base of a statue of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square to commemorate the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel on December 18, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. Havel, who led the Velvet Revolution that forced communist rule in Czechoslovakia to crumble in 1989, died in the early morning today in his sleep at the age of 75. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

 

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A Palestinian Muslim woman visits the Grotto of the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Dec. 21, 2011. (Bernat Armangu/AP Photo)

 

 

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A demonstrator protests in front of tires set on fire in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 20, 2011. The protest marked the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 20, 2001, financial meltdown that forced a searing devaluation and then-President Fernando de la Rua’s resignation. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)

 

 

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Local residents look amongst the wreckage of their devastated village following a recent typhoon on December 21, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Typhoon Washi, has claimed more than 1000 lives as flash floods and landslides hit rural communities, washing families and their houses into the sea. (Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

 

 

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Indian soldiers march as they take part in a rehearsal on Rajpath for next month’s Republic Day, on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi, India, Dec. 21, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. (Kevin Frayer/AP Photo)

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