A truck drives past the setting sun in the town Novy Urengoi, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in frigid sub-zero weather conditions. Just below the Arctic Circle, Novy Urengoi is home to various natural gas facilities of Russian gas giant Gazprom.
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Getting A Lift
A Thai Muslim boy carries his brother while walking through flood waters in Yala province, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Three people drowned in the flood-stricken southernmost provinces, two in Narathiwat and one in Yala, where seven districts have been designated as flood disaster zones.
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A Palestinian boy runs next to a clothesline in Nusseirat refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 17. 2007. For donor countries, drumming up billions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians might have been easier than handling the problems ahead: persuading a hesitant Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinian movement and keeping Hamas from spoiling delicate peace efforts.
President George W. Bush departs the Wite House in Marine One in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Mr. Bush was on his way to Fredericksburg, Va., to make a speech about the economy.
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An Indian stock trader reacts after watching stock prices tumble at a brokerage house in Mumbai, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Indian share prices closed down 3.84 percent amid Asia-wide market worries that rising inflation could halt U.S. interest rate cuts.
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Zebras rest in the enclosure at the Zoological Park in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. The Indian capital reeling under chilly and foggy weather, got some respite with bright sunlight and clear skies Monday.
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Crows sit on an antenna in Dubai Monday, Dec. 17, 2007.
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The feet of shoppers descending a glass staircase are seen in the Apple Store Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in New York. With the dollar at record lows against the British pound and the euro, many European shoppers are being drawn to the United States.