Israeli illusionist Hezi Dayan looks through the wall of an ice cell as he attempts to remain there a record-breaking time of 64 hours, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 29, 2009. Dayan set out to break the record of American illusionist David Blaine, who remained 58 hours inside an ice cube in 2000. Dayan plans to stay in his 8-ton ice cube in subzero temperatures to emerge on New Year's Eve at midnight.
Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Slum children keep themselves near a bonfire due to extreme cold weather the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. Much of northern India is expetriencing a codl wave.
Credit: AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Peace in "Gaza"
A young Palestinian woman paints a mural to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Israel's offensive in Gaza, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. The Arabic text reads "Gaza".
Credit: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
Day at the Beach
A stroller casts a long shadow as she walks along the beach of Schoenberger Strand at the Baltic Sea, northern Germany, as temperatures reach 28 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Heribert Proepper
A Green Mamba (Dendroaspis viridis) opens its mouth as it lays on a tree branch during the annual stocktaking at Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer
Red Carpet Service
Chinese stewards cleans the red carpet during a welcoming ceremony for the Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar official visit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Andy Wong
A U.S. army soldier inspects the site of a bombing at a parking lot belonging to a government office in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed
Lil Wayne performs in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. The performer, whose real name is Duane Carter, pleaded guilty in October to a weapons possession charge and will be sentenced Feb. 9. His plea deal calls for a year in jail.
Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Close of Trading
A trader blows a paper horn signaling the closing of the last day of trading for the year Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Manila's financial district of Makati, Philippines. The share prices closed 0.65 percent higher due to year-end window-dressing, but volumes remained thin ahead of the three-day public holiday.