Cormorants sun themselves on a breakwater at Lake Merritt on a sunny Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Oakland, Calif. Lake Merritt, home to large breeding populations of herons, egrets, geese and ducks, is the oldest wildlife refuge on North America.
Credit: AP Photo/Ben Margot
Two white lion cubs are seen in their enclosure at Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. The cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion were born Dec. 9, in Belgrade Zoo, that now has five white lions. White lions are unique to the Timbavati area of South Africa and are not albinos but a genetic rarity.
Credit: AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic
Polar bear Wilbaer lolls his tongue as he eats his "birthday cake," an ice cube filled with apples, fish and carrots, in celebration of his first birthday in the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle
In A Fog
Two men warm up on a foggy morning on the bank of River Ganges in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Riots: Day 5
A riot police officer standing before a burning barricade throws a tear gas canister in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. A fifth day of rioting hit the city following the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a police officer Saturday night in Athens.
Credit: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis
Nobel In Norway
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari, left, former President of Finland , speaks at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Odd Andersen
Indian tourists look at the damaged Taj Mahal hotel through binoculars in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec.10, 2008. The Taj Mahal hotel is one of the two hotels which was attacked by terrorists on Nov. 26, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Manish Swarup
Back To Work
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, center, leaves his home through a back alley Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Blagovich returned to work a day after he was arrested and accused of scheming to enrich himself by selling President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. Blagojevich is out on bond and has denied any wrongdoing.