A United States Marine from the 4th Light Armored Recon walks toward a LAV fighting vehicle in Khan Nashin, in the volatile Helmand Province of Southern Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Santa's Coming to Town
Rickshaw drivers dressed in Santa Claus costumes transport customers in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. The drivers rode customers through the streets of Tokyo as part of a one-day promotional event hosted by French leisure intermediation company Smart&Co.
Credit: AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, carries a can filled with water from the Ganges River, considered holy by Hindus, on the banks of the river in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Allahabad, on the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi river, is one of Hinduism's important centers.
Credit: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
A police water cannon extinguishes a burning vehicle, during a demonstration in Copenhagen, Thursday Dec. 3, 2009 of the police's latest preparations for the United Nations' Climate summit which is scheduled to start next week. The police also displayed a temporary detention center which can house hundreds of detainees.
Credit: AP Photo/Tariq Mikkel Khan
A model displays make-up and body art design during the Belarusian "Style and Beauty - 2009" championship, in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Sergey Grits
A steam train arrives at the Brocken mountain in eastern Germany, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.