President George W. Bush, left, is seen through a Christmas tree as he speaks while visiting residents at Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, Dec. 18, 2007.
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Dock Of The Bay
A Christmas wreath decorated with lights hangs at the end of a dock at sunset on Linekin Bay in East Boothbay, Maine, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007. The winter solstice arrives later this week, making these the shortest days of daylight during the year.
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Madam Prime Minister
Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko celebrates after she was elected prime minister in Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 18. 2007. Tymoshenko got 226 votes, the bare majority need in the 450-member parliament from deputies in her bloc and the party of President Viktor Yushchenko. Tymoshenko and the president formed a majority coalition after this fall's elections, despite frequent tensions between the two.
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, announces legislation on a set of proposals that would cut access to performance-enhancing drugs, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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A couple make their way through the snow on Schauinsland mountain in the Black Forest region, southern Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
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A woman walks past the French automaker PGO's "Beauty", under protective plastic bubble, which is to be auctioned Tuesday Dec. 18, 2007. The unique vehicle is adorned with 300,000 glass-crystal pieces and has an estimated price of between $57,600 and $115,200 and will be sold for the benefit of the UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund).
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Waist Deep In Sheep
An Afghan sheep merchant walks with his sheep in Kabul, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha. Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God.
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A River Runs Through It
Heavy machinery removes a dike from the clogged Grijalva River in San Juan de Grijalva, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007. In order to reopen the river's way safely, authorities asked nearby residents to evacuate their houses as a preventive measure in case of new flooding. The river was blocked by a mudslide Nov. 4, 2007.
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A Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) is launched from the Japanese Aegis Destroyer JS Kongo in waters off Kauai, Hawaii, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. The Japanese military became the first U.S. ally to shoot down a mid-range ballistic missile in space, about 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean, fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, run by the U.S. Navy, with the interceptor fired from the ship at sea in a test Monday.
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