Tourists gather at the Place du Trocadero, overlooking the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.
Congolese children displaced by fighting are given biscuits by an NGO worker at the Kibati camp, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Some refugees already have fled three or four times since years of low-level fighting in eastern Congo intensified with a rebel offensive in August. More than 250,000 people have abandoned their homes since then.
Apostolic worshippers, rear, walk near a burst sewage pipe in a suburb of Harare, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Zimbabwe has declared a national emergency over a cholera epidemic and health care system collapse, and is seeking more international help to pay for food, drugs and hospital equipment, the state-run newspaper said Thursday.
Too Big For His digs?
Polar bear Knut is seen in his outdoor enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Knut will turn 2 years old on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. On the eve of the superstar polar bear's second birthday, fans are worried that he will have to leave his home in the zoo, despite pleas he stay, because he is getting too big for his enclosure as he reaches maturity.
This composite image provided by NASA Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008, of the Tycho supernova remnant combines infrared and X-ray observations obtained with NASA's Spitzer and Chandra space observatories, respectively, and the Calar Alto observatory, in Spain. The image shows the remnant of a supernova observed in 1572 by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The explosion left a blazing hot cloud of expanding debris (green and yellow).
What A Drag
An Israeli police officer drags two Jewish settlers during the evacuation of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Israeli security forces stormed the house in the biblical city, dragging out some 250 settlers who barricaded themselves inside and hurled rocks, eggs and chemicals at their evictors. It was the first major West Bank evacuation since a violent 2006 confrontation.
A bonfire illuminates U.S. Army soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment as they stand in formation after receiving awards for their actions under fire in Khan Bani Saad in the Diyala province, about 20 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. The soldiers received the decorations after an Oct. 28 roadside bomb attack near Diyala University that injured two Iraqi civilians.
A Canada goose flies over an area of open water near the south shore of Lake Winnebago at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, Wis., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.
Park And Ride
People watch as a Ferris wheel rotates in London's Hyde Park. It is one of many attractions and stalls at a Christmas Fair in the park, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. The fair is open to the public from Dec. 1 to Jan. 6, 2009, the twelfth day of Christmas.
Back On The Hot Seat
Auto executives, from left, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger, Ford Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, and Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the auto industry bailout.