A man and child walk back to their village as the sun sets on New Year's Eve in Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Early morning preparations continue on President-elect Barack Obama's Inaugural Reviewing Stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann flies from the hill over Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the training jump of the second station of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Christof Stache
A cardinal waits her turn at a bird feeder during a cold winter day in Clarence, N.Y., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/David Duprey
Israelis are seen through a window in a fortified wall inside a shelter in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Israel rejected mounting international pressure to suspend its offensive against Palestinian militants whose rocket barrages are striking ominously close to the Israeli heartland, sending warplanes to demolish smuggling tunnels that are the lifeline of Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers.
Credit: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner
A cyclist drives through the snow on a street in Berne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
Credit: AP/Keystone, Peter Schneider
Shelby, a 3-year-old female snow leopard reclines in the snow-covered greenery at the Bronx Zoo's Himalayan Highlands exhibit, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, in New York. Forecasters are calling for snow and brutally cold temperatures as a cold front whips into New York City on the last day of 2008.