Today In Pictures: Dec. 22, 2011

Eight-week-old gray seal Nikolaus looks through wet glass in his enclosure in a seal station in Friedrichskoog, northern Germany on Dec. 22, 2011. (Axel Heimken/AP Photo)

An Indian man stands near his belongings as they were burned on a street in New Delhi by police who evicted him for squatting in New Delhi, India on Dec. 22, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit. (Kevin Frayer/AP Photo)

Pope Benedict XVI greets cardinals and members of the Roman Curia gathered in the Clementina Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 22, 2011. The Roman Curia met the pope for an exchange of greetings ahead of Christmas. (Claudio Peri/AP Photo)

Motorists travel along A40 though increased congestion due to the Christmas holiday on Dec. 22, 2011 in London, England. An estimate 18 million vehicles will be traveling over the holiday period causing increased journey times. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A young evacuee plays with bubbles at the evacuation center following a recent typhoon on Dec. 22, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Typhoon Washi, a tropical storm that swept across the south of the country has claimed more than 1000 lives as flash floods and landslides hit rural communities. (Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

A mourner lights a candle in remembrance of Czech statesman Vaclav Havel by the St. Wenceslas in Prague, Czech Republic, on Dec. 22, 2011. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and became a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75. (Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

A car drives down the snowy mountain pass between Goeschenen and Andermatt in Switzerland on Dec. 22, 2011. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone/AP Photo)

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