Malaysia's outgoing king, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, left, salutes as Queen Nur Zahirah, right, stands beside him during his official farewell ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 12, 2011. Mizan Zainal Abidin, who was proclaimed the Malaysia's 13th king on Dec. 13, 2006 for a five-year rotation period, completed his reign on the 12th.
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The morning sun casts shadows of protesters as they march in front of an entrance to the Port of Longview in Longview, Wash., on Dec. 12, 2011. Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort to blockade some of the nation's busiest docks, with the idea that if they cut off the ports, they cut into corporate profits.
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President Barack Obama and Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki leave after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Dec. 12, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Obama and al-Maliki also met at the White House on Dec. 12 to discuss the future relationship between the two countries after the U.S. troop pullout at the end of the year.
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An Indian man stretches as he walks on Rajpath as the India Gate Monument is seen in the background in New Delhi, India, Dec. 12, 2011. A century ago, Britain's King George V, who came to India to be crowned emperor, made a surprise announcement that Delhi would be the new capital of India. But in a country where just about any anniversary is cause for an official celebration, this obvious one is slipping past nearly unnoticed: There are no parades or festivities to mark the Dec. 12, 1911 announcement.
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An H-2A rocket carrying a radar satellite lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, Dec. 12, 2011. Japan has successfully launched the intelligence-gathering satellite - its second this year.
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Oprah Winfrey, left, stands with actor Sean Penn in a camp for people displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake in what was once a golf club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Dec. 12, 2011. Winfrey is visiting the settlement camp run by Penn and his aid group J/P HRO.
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Aztec dancer Ehecatonatihu greets a friend while carrying a statue of Mexico's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, to an Aztec altar outside the Basilica of Guadalupe during the religious icon's feast day in Mexico City, on Dec. 12, 2011. An estimated 6 million Catholic faithful celebrated the cultural image, also known as La Morenita, with pilgrimages to the basilica. Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will travel to Cuba and Mexico before Easter next year, during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe.
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Salem police officers grieve during the funeral service for Virginia Tech police officer Deriek W. Crouse, who was killed Dec. 9, at Cassell Coliseum on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Dec. 12, 2011.