A child watches a Christmas light display in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. Vietnam has about 6 million Catholics, the second largest Catholic community in Southeast Asia after the Philippines. Santa Claus and Christmas trees are popular in Vietnam.
An Indian policeman stands guard in front of a decorated Christian Church prayer hall ahead of Christmas celebrations in Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. Anti-Christian riots in late August, by Hindu hard-liners had left at least 38 people dead, as many as 30,000 homeless and dozens of churches destroyed in this eastern Indian state.
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A Jordanian man collects rubbish at a recycling center in Amman Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. The economic recession is forcing recycling companies to store piles of materials as manufacturers cut back on the number of products they make and the number of recyclable materials they need.
Rescue workers climb the spokes as they make their way to evacuate passengers from a capsule of the Singapore Flyer, which was stuck for four hours, Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008 in Singapore. The world's largest observation wheel screeched to a halt, forcing the evacuation of passengers.
Skiers and snowboarders pose for a picture while enjoying the perfect conditions with a lot of snow and sun in Arosa, southeastern Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.
Cars are trapped in water after a water main break on River Road near Fenway Drive in Bethesda, Md., on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.
A 19th century marble statue of the Greek god of light and music Apollo stands on a column against a purple sky above a demonstration in central Athens on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. More than 3,000 protesters marched through the Greek capital, amid fears of continued violence over the police shooting death of a teenager. The death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos Dec. 6 triggered worst riots in Greece in decades.