A skier hikes up the Rosskopf mountains in the Bavarian Alps near the village of Spitzingsee, southern Germany, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Christof Stache
Birds fly over treetops as the sun sets in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 9 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
Deadly Bus Blaze
A passenger bus goes up in flames near Firozabad, 125 miles southwest of Lucknow, India, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008. The bus caught fire, killing at least 20 Hindu pilgrims traveling on the vehicle, police said Tuesday. A total of about 55 people had been on the bus a senior police officer said.
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Bon Voyage, Mr. President
Local area school kids wave at Marine One, carrying President Bush, as he leaves the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, for a trip to make remarks on defense transformation at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
Credit: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
A Stone's Throw From Mecca
This aerial image made from a helicopter shows tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims heading to throw pebbles at a stone pillar representing the devil, during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich peers from behind a coat, at upper right, as he is transported into the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, after he was arrested on corruption charges.
Credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Resident Mary Jane Dean, right, stands in front of her house as Marine Corps firefighters search the crash scene of an F/A-18D jet Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 in San Diego. The F/A-18D Hornet crashed into the street Monday, killing three people, about two miles from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as the pilot was returning from a training flight.
Credit: AP Photo/Denis Poroy
Welcome Home, Daddy
Jordyn Aisenbrey, 1, waves a flag as she watches the welcome home ceremony for the Ohio National Guard Battery B, 1-134th FA unit, from Piqua, Ohio, at Piqua High School on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008. The unit arrived home following a one-year overseas deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Aisenbrey was greeting her dad, U.S.Army Spc. Sobert Aisenbrey. The Aisenbreys are from Fort Recovery, Ohio.