Philippe Marquis of Canada during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Dual Moguls on December 20, 2011 in Meribel, France.
Rabbis Yehuda Teichtal (L) and Schmuel Segal pray as they erect a large nine-armed candleholder, a Hannoukiah, or Menorah, ahead of the start of the eight-day-long and annual Jewish Festival of Lights known as Chanukah, in front of the Brandenburg Gate on December 20, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The festival marks the rebellion of Maccabee Jews against the Greeks in 165 BC, which some believers say included a number of miracles pointing to divine providence.
Paul Chernosky, dressed as Santa Claus skates and entertains adults and children at the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center December 20, 2011 in New York City. With five days to go until Christmas, thousands of people flock to Rockefeller Center during the holiday season to look at the iconic Christmas tree, shop and ice skate at the rink.
White House guests watch as Marine One lands on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Washington.
Indian men bathe on a water pipe above a sewage drain on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit.
Fog is seen as men walk on Rajpath, near the Presidential Palace on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit.
A tree photographed on a snow-covered field during sunrise near Memmingen, southern Germany, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011.
Denis Dolgodorov of Russia and Mikael Kingsbury of Canada compete during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Dual Moguls on December 20, 2011 in Meribel, France.
Philippine Navy personnel arrange coffins that will be shipped with drinking water, clothes and other relief goods to flood-stricken Cagayan De Oro and Iligan cities on board a Philippine Navy ship in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011. Nearly a thousand people died in massive flash floods when tropical storm Washi hit the country last week in one of the worst disasters to strike the region in decades.
Austria's Marlies Schild speeds down the slopes to win her first place of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Protesters throw rocks toward Egyptian military near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, in the early hours of Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Egyptian troops and riot police raided Cairo's Tahrir Square early on Tuesday in their latest attempt to evict protesters who want the ruling military to immediately step down, according to a field hospital doctor.
People skate on an outdoor skating rink in downtown Greenville, S.C, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. The rink, called Ice on Main, will be open until Jan. 8.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry pretends to cut the hair of a customer as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, watches during a campaign stop at barber shop in De Witt, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Surfers team up on a wave at Lighthouse Field State Beach, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Paris Orchestra musicians conducted by French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez perform at the Louvre museum in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Women supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi protest the results of Congo's recent presidential election outside the United States embassy in Kinshasa, Congo. Incumbent president Joseph Kabila, who was sworn in Tuesday for another term as leader of sub-Saharan Africa's largest nation, pledged to unify the country after an election that was criticized by international observers. The country's top opposition candidate, meanwhile, planned his own inauguration in a move that could spark political chaos.
Fabio Hofer #14 of Salzburg and Patrick Spannring #61 of Linz fight for the puck during the EHL match between EC Red Bul l Salzburg and Black Wings Linz at Eisarena Salzburg on December 20, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria.
Branches of a tree still bearing some fruit are covered in snow on December 20, 2011 in Gaiberg near Heidelberg, southwestern Germany. Meteorologists forecast further precipitations and temperatures rising over the freezing point.
A Santa Claus greets from a carriage as he arrives at the Christmas market in Weimar, central Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Weimar won the ranking of the U.S. news channel CNN as the world's best Christmas market. CNNgo, the travel magazine of CNN, told on the website: 'Germany gave the world the first Christmas market, and Weimar the first public Christmas tree, put up by a bookseller Hoffmann who wanted to bring joy to poor children in 1815.' The Christmas in Weimar unites tradition and stories. Strasbourg, France, placed 2nd and Edinburgh, Scotland, placed 3rd.
Cyclocross driver Tino Zieger casts a long shadow as he trains in the snowy landscape of the eastern Ore Mountains near Waltersdorf. Meteorologists forecast further snowfall for the region in the upcoming days.
Members of Hungary's Orthodox Jewish community dance on the street while celebrating the beginning of the Hanukkah Festival in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. The Hanukkah Festival, is also known as the eight days long Festival of Light, is commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in 165 BC at the time of the Maccabee rebellion.
A herd of deer cross a snow covered gravel road, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, near Prairie City, Iowa.
A Turkish man fishes on a small red boat during rain near Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Daniel Overstreet, 9, left, and his brother, Micaiah Overstreet, 15, chop firewood in their backyard, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Greenville, S.C. "It makes you live longer if you eat right and you do this," said Daniel. The pair, along with their sister, Esther, chop wood to make extra money during the holidays.
Foreign migrant workers from the Philippines and Africa Celebrate an annual Christmas-Hannukah party in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011. Tens of thousands of Christian foreigners from the Philippines and Africa have developed a religious subculture in southern Tel Aviv, what founders called the first Hebrew city. The city's Mesila foreigner aid organization helps them celebrate by throwing an annual Christmas-Hannukah party to help bridge between the migrants' backgrounds and the Jewish culture their children learn in Israeli schools.
Debbie Weber tries to dig out from the piles of snow that accumulated in front of her home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Hays, Kansas , after a winter storm dumped up to 10 inches of snow as it moved northeastward Monday out of New Mexico.