Today In Pictures: Jan. 6, 2012

Markus Windisch of Italy, skis through a heavy snowstorm during the men's 4 x 7.5 km relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, Jan. 5, 2012. Italy won the competition. (Jens Meyer/AP Photo)

Beggars, with their arms outstretched, ask for alms from Buddhist devotees visiting the Mahabodhi temple, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in the town of Bodh Gaya, in the eastern state of Bihar, India, Jan. 6, 2012. (Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

A young girl stands underneath the artificial blossom flowers on display for the upcoming Chinese New Year of the Dragon at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 6, 2012. (Lai Seng Sin/AP Photo)

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures during a campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., Jan. 6, 2012. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Contestants start the 2012 Ciaspolada, an international 6km-race on snowshoes, Jan. 6, 2012, in Fondo Val di Non, near Trento, Italy. (Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Pedestrians pass the Boxpark pop-up retail mall in London, Jan. 5, 2012. Sixty shipping containers form a temporary retail mall containing 40 clothing stores including big brands like Nike Inc., Levi Straus & Co. and Puma, in east London's Shoreditch district. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A shaman performs a ritual for the spiritual punishment of Joran van der Sloot, before Van der Sloot's trial outside San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Jan. 6, 2012. Van der Sloot, 24, goes on trial Friday for the 2010 murder of the 21-year-old Stephany Flores, of Peru, nearly seven years after he became the prime suspect in the unsolved disappearance of an American teenager vacationing in Aruba. (Karel Navarro/AP Photo)

Sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia performs a Shinto ritual as part of the annual New Year's celebrations at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Jan. 6, 2012. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photo)

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