Today in Pictures: Dec. 30, 2011

Dec 30, 2011 3:20pm

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Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Dec. 30, 2011. A major clampdown on human rights groups in Egypt has called into question the ruling military’s pledges of reform, drawing a torrent of criticism of its handling of the transition from Hosni Mubarak. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial, Dec. 29, 2011, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

 

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Athletes lay on the ground after competing in the FIS Tour de Ski Oberhof Men’s Prolouge at DKB Ski Arena, Dec. 29, 2011 in Oberhof, Germany. (Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

 

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Sikhs sit and watch the illuminated Golden temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Amritsar, India, Dec. 30, 2011. The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, will be marked on Saturday. (Prabhjot Gill/AP Photo)

 

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Maintenance worker Hajrudin Pupovic cleans the panels containing names of the victims of the terrorist attacks, Dec. 29, 2011 in New York City. Officials announced Thursday that in the 16 weeks since the September 11 memorial opened to the public it has seen more than 1 million visitors. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

 

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A child walks amidst the numerous snowmen built in a park in central Moscow, Dec. 29, 2011. New Year’s is the biggest holiday of the year in Russia, and is followed by the Orthodox Christmas on January 7. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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A plate of a burned-out car is seen at the site of an accident that killed at least 13 people in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 29, 2011. A tanker truck filled with gasoline crashed and burst into flames devouring several cars and a bus. (Fernando Llano/AP Photo)

 

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Frankie Hughes, 14, a protestor affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, waits to be arrested by members of the Des Moines police department for blocking an entrance to the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, Dec. 29, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Thirteen people were arrested during the protest. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

 

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A man collects food from a dumpster at the main food market, Dec. 29, 2011 in Madrid. At the Mercamadrid, the poor scavenge for discarded fruit and food, hunting among the delivery trucks. Their plight is bleak evidence of Spain’s stalled economy. (Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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People walk past fallen sign boards and other trash caused by heavy winds in Pondicherry, India, Dec. 30, 2011. (Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)

 

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Faithful push a boat filled with flowers into the waters of Copacabana beach as an offering for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 29, 2011. On New Year’s Eve, Brazilian worshipers of Yemanja celebrate the deity, offerings flowers and launching boats, large and small, into the ocean in exchange for blessings in the new year. (Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo)

 

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