President Bush rubs his chin as he answers a question during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2007.
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The Hills Have Eyes
A Hungarian soldier looks across a valley while patrolling the hills near Pol-e-Khomri north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. The Hungarian Army has led the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) to secure the Baghlan province since Sept. 2006.
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A chimpanzee enjoys a frozen Christmas colored block of ice during festivities at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. Taronga and Western Plains zoos care for some 4,000 animals from over 350 species while highlighting a range of conservation issues to the 1.5 million visitors annually.
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On Her Way To Pray
A Thai Muslim girl, bottom right, looks back as she joins Eid-al-Adha prayers in Thailand's restive southern Yala province, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. 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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Trimming The Tree
The shadow of U.S. Park Service volunteer Paul Stancliff is cast as he decorates a Christmas tree for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Washington. The tree is decorated with cards that have been sent by people from across the country.
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New recruits do pushups at a military training base Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Chongqing Municipality, China. Recruits are required to undergo three to four months of training including tactics training and political education after enlisting in the army.
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Crescent City Clash
Protesters tend to an injured comrade after a clash with police at New Orleans City Hall where the city council was expected to vote for the demolition of housing projects in the city of New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. Police used chemical spray and stun guns as dozens of protesters seeking to halt the demolition of 4,500 public housing units tried to force their way through an iron gate at City Hall.