Today in Pictures: Dec. 26, 2011

Dec 26, 2011 3:05pm

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Cooper Wall Wagner, 8 mo., reaches out to touch President Barack Obama as he poses for a photo with Cooper’s parents Cpt Greg Wagner and Meredith Wagner as Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet military personnel and their families at Marine Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2011. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Boys play on a destroyed bridge at Kapay river, one of the three rivers that overflowed during typhoon Washi, in a remote area in Iligan City, Philippines, Dec. 26, 2011. Tens of thousands of flash flood survivors in the Philippines face life in tent cities for months while safe areas to resettle them are sought, top relief officials said. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Underground trains are parked during a 24-hour strike by train drivers over public holiday pay, at Mordern depot, south London, Dec. 26, 2011. (Sang Tan/AP Photo)

 

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Pope Benedict XVI lights a candle in his private window, at the end of the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2011. (Andreas Solar/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Santa hugs a boy at a Christmas dinner hosted by Engine 277, Ladder 112 of the Fire Department of New York, Dec. 25, 2011 in Brooklyn, New York. Approximately 45 families were invited to the dinner through Housing Bridge, a local organization, and the US Department of Housing Development. The firefighters paid for the event with their own money. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

 

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Indian women pour milk into the Bay of Bengal as they offer prayers to mark the anniversary of the 2004 tsunami at the Marina beach in Chennai, India, Dec. 26, 2011. In 2004, some 230,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a tsunami triggered by the world’s most powerful earthquake in 40 years beneath the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo)

 

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Prince William, Prince Charles, Catherine, Camilla, and Prince Harry walk to Sandringham Church for the traditional Christmas Day service, Dec. 25, 2011 in King’s Lynn, England. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh traditionally lead the royals in attending a church service at Sandringham Church on Christmas Day. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

 

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Firefighters are seen on the roof of a house where an early morning fire left five people dead, Dec. 25, 2011, in Stamford, Conn. (Tina Fineberg/AP Photo)

 

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A man checks an honor guard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Dec. 25, 2011. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrived in Beijing on an official visit expected to focus on regional security after the death of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Men look at the wreckage of a car following a bomb blast at St Theresa Catholic Church outside the Nigerian capital Abuja, Dec. 25, 2011. Two explosions near churches during Christmas Day services in Nigeria, including one outside the country’s capital, killed at least 28 people amid spiraling violence blamed on an Islamist group. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

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A competitor dressed up as Santa Claus jumps into the sea during the 102nd Barcelona Traditional Christmas Swimming Cup at the Old Harbor of Barcelona, Dec. 25, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The Copa Nadal is organized by the Barcelona Swimming Club. The Christmas Cup involves swimming across some 200 metres of open water in Barcelona harbor. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

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