Today In Pictures: Jan. 5, 2012

Jan 5, 2012 3:51pm

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens as Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Boys and Girls Club, Jan. 5, 2012, in Salem, N.H. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

 

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Smoke and ash billows from Mount Etna, framed by the Sicilian town of Zafferana, near Catania, in southern Italy, Jan. 5, 2012. The eruption of the Mount Etna volcano lasted a few hours and was the first in 2012. (Carmelo Imbesi/AP Photo)

 

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A monkey sits on a youth’s shoulder during an eviction from Uruguay Square in Asuncion, Paraguay, Jan. 5, 2012. A large group of the ethnic Ava Guarani people has been occupying Uruguay Square for the last seven months, demanding the right to land. (Jorge Saenz/AP Photo)

 

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Matthew and Madonna Badger embrace as the casket of one of their three daughters arrives for funeral services at St. Thomas Church, Jan. 5, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people attended the services for Lilian Badger, 9, and her twin sisters Sarah and Grace, 7, who died in a fire in Stamford, Conn., on Christmas morning. (John Moore/Getty Images)

 

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Two men walk from open sky into the fire-hued clouds of a blazing, winter sunset while silhouetted against the upper rim of Bennington Lake, Jan. 4, 2012, in Walla Walla, Wash. (Jeff Horner/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin/AP Photo)

 

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An elderly woman looks from behind the gates of a retirement home on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, Dec. 13, 2011. China has about 38,000 institutions serving the elderly with 2.7 million beds, enough for about 1.6 percent of the population over 60, according to the World Bank. That compares with about 8 percent in developed countries, the bank says. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Toyota’s driver Giniel De Villiers, from South Africa, and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz, from Germany, try to push their car after it went off the road during the fifth stage of the 2012 Argentina-Chile-Peru Dakar Rally between Chilecito and Fiambala in Argentina, Jan. 5, 2012. (Jerome Prevost/Pool/AP Photo)
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An acrobatic artist performs during the “Cirque du Soleil: Totem” show at Royal Albert Hall, Jan. 4, 2012, in London. (Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
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