, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Some of the best photos in the news.
Gregor Ewan of Great Britain smiles during round robin session wheelchair curling match against South Korea at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Great Britain won 8-4. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Hindu men from the village of Nangaon throw colored powder at each other as they play holi at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A couple speaks while waiting for a Woman's Day event in central Simferopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Moscow mounted pressure on Ukraine Saturday, with Russia's foreign minister denouncing the new Ukrainian authorities as puppets of armed radicals and pro-Russia forces in Crimea trying to flush Ukrainian soldiers out of the few military bases still under their control. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Actors perform at the Fisht Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
A car dealer inspects his damaged vehicles a day after a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 7, 2014. Bombings targeting shoppers across central Iraq that killed and wounded scores of people, according to Iraqi officials. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Mamoru Samuragochi speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, March 7, 2014. The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Oscar Pistorius puts his hand to his face as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the death Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, Pool)
A man sunbathes next to the Seine river in Paris, Friday, March 7, 2014. Meteo France, the French national meteorological service, says this winter is the second mildest in the country since 1900. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
An installation piece titled "1.26" by artist Janet Echelman of the United States is suspended over the Marina Bay Sands, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Singapore. Echelman used laboratory research which documented the effects of the 2010 earthquake in Chile. The shock resulted in the shortening of the earth's day by 1.26 microseconds, which became the influence for the installation's name. This piece takes the shape of a tsunami sweeping across the ocean. The iLight Marina Bay exhibition features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Young boys play with waves breaking at Tagus' Ribeira das Naus or Vessels Riverbank as the sun sets in Lisbon, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A fashion lover poses for photographers prior to Valentino's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A woman poses for a photograph as she takes part of a Carnival parade in downtown Lisbon, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Actor Warren Beatty, right, and his sister, actress Shirley MacLaine, arrive for the Academy Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., April 18, 1966. (AP Photo)
Students from different schools in Manila display placards during a rally to coincide with the last day of tuition hike consultations authorized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the country, outside a private university in Manila on Friday. In their statement, student leader Philip Bautista said, "Ever since the Education Act of 1982 was implemented, the system in our country has reached a status where schools were given the liberty to raise fees without government regulation. Even CHED can't control the annual tuition hikes and monitor whether the incremental proceeds system is achieved by schools." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, centre, addresses both Houses of Parliament in the Royal Gallery of the Palace of Westminster in London Thursday Feb. 27, 2014. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has wooed a welcoming but skeptical audience of British lawmakers with a call for a strong, unified Europe with Britain at its heart. Merkel is on a visit full of ceremonial honor as well as political purpose. Prime Minister David Cameron, under pressure from Euroskeptics inside and outside his Conservative Party, has promised a referendum on whether to leave or stay in the EU if he wins the next election. (AP Photo/Oli Scarff, Pool)
An American classic car drives past the Russian warship the Viktor Leonov CCB-175, docked in Havana's harbor in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Russian warship that is one of the fleet's Vishnya-class ships which are generally used for intelligence gathering was docked in the harbor on Thursday, a day after the country's defense minister announced plans to expand Russia's worldwide military presence. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
Mick Jagger, center, Ronnie Wood, left, and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A man playing the part of a zombie pretends to rise from the dead from inside a coffin at a Carnival parade in Jacmel, Haiti, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The pre-Lent festival began in the streets of this town known for its arts to kick off Haiti's Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Member of the Pussy Riot punk group, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova stands outside Zamoskvoretsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where hearings started against opposition activists detained on May 6, 2012 during the rally at Bolotnaya Square. A Moscow judge on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, convicted eight anti-government protesters of rioting during a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin, following a trial seen as part of the Kremlin's efforts to stifle dissent. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
An anti-government protester wears a mask in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22. Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital on Saturday, seizing the president's office as parliament sought to oust him and form a new government. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)
People walk over a beached Sperm Whale at Henne Strand, North of Esbjerg on the Danish West Coast, Denmark. (AP/Christer Holte)
Bahraini pro-democracy protesters, one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask on the back of her head and a national flag, participate in a march near Saar, west of the capital of Manama, Bahrain. Tens of thousands of protesters marched down a divided four-lane highway, calling for the long-serving prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, to step down for democracy in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP/Hasan Jamali)
A flock of migrating starlings flies over the southern Israeli village of Tidhar, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Ellie, a horticulturist at Kew, stands on a step ladder as she makes final adjustments during a media preview of an orchid festival at Kew Botanical Gardens in London, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. The exhibition of orchids is open to the public from Feb. 8 to March 9, 2014, and it includes a new new Phalaenopsis hybrid 'Diamond Sky' that has not been seen before. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Olympic torch and the Bolshoy Ice Dome are silhouetted against the setting sun as preparations continue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
An anti-government protester with his face painted attends a gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Thailand's main opposition party petitioned a court Tuesday to annul last weekend's disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country's political paralysis. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy naked man, takes holy dips in Allahabad, India. Basant Panchami, the fifth day of spring is celebrated by worshipping Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Saraswati. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during the 45 days celebrated as "Magh Mela." (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Spectators photograph water fountains at Olympic Park during final preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony for the games is Feb. 7, and the competition will run until Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
People take photos and look at the flooding from the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels from Barrow Mump, Somerset, England. A flat, marshy region of farmland dotted with villages and scored by rivers and ditches, it's often wet. But not this wet. Thousands of acres of this corner of southwest England have been under water for weeks, some villages have been cut off for more than a month. Some blame government budget cuts and environmental bureaucracy. Others point to climate change. (AP/Alastair Grant)
People watch huge waves approaching towards Nazare lighthouse, outside the fishing village of Nazare, in the central coast of Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. According to the Portuguese weather institute waves above six metres high were expected to hit the coastline and few ports, most of them in the north of the country, were closed due to the rough sea. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Groundhog handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter during the 128th annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pa. (Getty/Jeff Swensen)
Ballet dancer Alexandra Portyannikova, with handcuffs on both hands and braving the frost, dances in a protest action on a square in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 30, 2014. The protest action was organized by Amnesty International to draw the international community's attention to human rights violations in Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
A fire eater performs in front of a business establishment in celebration of Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district of Binondo, Philippines, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. This year in the Chinese Lunar calendar is the Year of the Horse. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Firecrackers explode as dragon and lion dancers perform in front of a grocery store in celebration of Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district of Binondo, Philippines Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. This year in the Chinese Lunar calendar is the Year of the Horse. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Anti-government activists entertain themselves next to a fire at a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Negotiations between the authorities and the opposition on finding a way out of the crisis appeared to have stalled on Thursday, after Yanukovych took an unexpected sick leave and told opposition leaders that it was now up to them to make concessions. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A riot police officer uses his baton against a demonstrator during clashes following an eviction of a chronically ill 54-year old neighbour from his home in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Harsh repossession laws have led to hundreds of thousands of evictions during the country's deep recession as more than 350,000 people in Spain have received eviction orders since 2008 because they were unable to make mortgage payments. Most of those evicted remain liable to repay the sum originally borrowed, even as the value of their homes plunges, rendering them hard to sell. Unemployment is at a staggering 26%, with young people the worst hit as Spain descends into a double-dip recession. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)
An opposition supporter stands next to a burning tire at a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Ukraine's embattled president is taking sick leave, his office announced Thursday, a surprise development that left unclear how efforts to resolve the country's political crisis would move forward. Protesters have been calling for his resignation for two months. The sign at right reads: "Peace to the Villages, War to the Palaces." (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A Pakistani girl and her mother arrange bricks part of their daily work at a brick factory, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A man stands on the frozen roadway as he waits for traffic to clear along Interstate 75 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Macon, Ga. A winter storm dumped snow and covered parts of the state with ice. Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
An Indian Sadhus, or Hindu holy man, rolls his beard as he attends the annual month-long Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela festival at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers, in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Craig Remsburg, father of Army Ranger Sgt.1st Class Cory Remsburg, center, watches as his son acknowledges applause from first lady Michelle Obama and others during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A elderly man enjoys a walk by the cloudy Paleo Faliro beach in southern Athens on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Following weeks of mild weather, temperatures dropped to freezing around parts of the country prompting precautionary school closures and pressured hundreds of thousands of crisis-hit households left without central heating. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
White House press secretary Jay Carney holds up his iPhone and points it toward media in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as he explains that he has taken over the White House Instagram account. During the briefing, Carney discussed Syria, security for Sochi Olympics, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Olympic torch is tested before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park, Jan. 27, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Camel mounted soldiers of India's Border Security Force in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.(AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
A North Hudson County Fire Department firefighter walks in front of an iced covered vehicle near a building where a a six-alarm fire was put out by officials, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Union City, N.J.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A boy reacts in the ice cold water after plunging into it during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations at a lake in the village of Zadomlya, Belarus, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Thousands of Belarusian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
KTM rider Marc Coma, of Spain, rides his motorcycle down a dune during the twelfth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of El Salvador and La Serena, Chile, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Lightning lights up the the sky over Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan.16, 2014. An alert was called by Rio authorities due to heavy rains and the possibility of floods in the city. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Belgium's Kaat van Daele performs during the short program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A bicycle rider waves to friends at the Uyuni Salt Flats in Uyuni, Bolivia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The motorcycles and quads of the Dakar Rally will race through parts of the Uyuni Salt Flats on Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Actress Katherine Heigl and Precious the Pug are seen at the premiere of the animated film "The Nut Job" on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Israelis visit the grave of the wife of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and where Sharon is expected to be buried, outside his farm in Havat Hashikmim southern Israel, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, Pope Francis carries a lamb around his neck as he visits a living nativity scene staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori parish church, in the outskirts of Rome, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The Epiphany day, is a joyous day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, ho)
Strong winds and high tides batter the coastal road close to Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain, and flooding is expected in parts of Belfast and along the east coast of the country because of a tidal surge, combined with strong winds. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Two-month-old Jack Hsi takes a nap sheltered in his baby carrier while snow falls in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the Boston area. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Military vehicles surround a wreckage of a trolleybus, in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. A bomb blast tore through a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing that killed at least 17 at the city's main railway station. Volgograd is about 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Sochi, where the Olympics are to be held. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
FILE - This Dec. 19, 2013 file photo shows the structure of the Capitol dome during a media tour on Capitol Hill in Washington. A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome. Curved rows of scaffolds, like Saturn's rings, will encircle it next spring, enabling contractors to strip multiple layers of paint and repair more than 1,000 cracks and broken pieces. The dome will remain illuminated at night and partly visible through the scaffolding and paint-capturing cloths. But the Washington icon -- and portions of the Rotunda's painted ceiling that lies below -- will be significantly obscured for many months. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
A Palestinian rides a horse on Gaza Beach as the sun sets in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Litchfield, Maine, where many have been without electricity since Monday's ice storm. Up to 7 inches of snow is forecast, worrying utilities that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Gas station workers and clients celebrate after winning the second prize of the Christmas lottery "El Gordo" ("The Fat One") in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain, Sunday Dec. 22, 2013. Millions of Spaniards are glued to televisions as the country's cherished Christmas lottery, the world's richest, distributes a bounty of 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in prize money to winning ticket owners. The draw is so popular that most of Spain's 46 million inhabitants traditionally watch some part of it live in the hope that the school children singing out winning numbers will call out their ticket. The top prize, known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One), gives lucky winners 400,000 euros per ticket Sunday, while the second-best number nets 125,000 euros. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)
School boys walk to school through morning fog in Jammu, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Dense fog has disrupted train and flight services in northern India for the past few days. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A rainbow forms over the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, after the public viewing of former South African President Nelson Mandela's casket. (Matt Dunham/AP)
A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, the one-year anniversary of the shootings. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A Sunshine International Aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Michael Doyle, street art director for Julien's Auctions, stands next to "Flower Girl," a delicate stencil on a massive brick wall by popular street artist Banksy, is displayed in a warehouse in the greater Los Angeles area Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The artist painted it on the side of a Los Angeles gas station in 2008. The building's owner carefully removed the wall section, which is 9 feet high, 8 feet wide and weighs nearly 5,000 pounds, framed it in sturdy aluminum and brought it to Julien's Auctions. Doyle says the piece could fetch more than $300,000 at auction on Thursday, because, "Celebrities are Banksy-crazy." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Tribal dancers from Mizoram in traditional attire perform a bamboo dance during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland, India, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The 10-day long festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India's northeast that showcases the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
First lady Michelle Obama receives the official White House Christmas Tree outside the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The tree was grown by Christopher Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa. Four other trees, all from Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in Belvidere, N.J., will be placed throughout the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Typhoon survivors and rescuers watch a live telecast of the WBO international welterweight boxing title match between the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao and American Brandon Rios at a public park in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Two Palestinian youths play jump at sunset in Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The two were practicing their parkour skills, a free style walking popular among the youths in the area. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers re-enact the seventh century battle of Karbala during the festival of Ashoura in Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The festival of Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
The sun begins to set at Huntingdon racecourse on November 12, 2013 in Huntingdon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
The Soyuz TMA-09M capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shamil Zhumatov, Pool)
A woman holds a flag against her pin-decorated jacket during the 48th annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade. It's one of the largest parades to honor veterans in the country. (AP/Joshua Trujillo)
What happens when the bus the U.S. women's soccer team takes to and from the game broke down? They hitched a ride with some fans. (Courtesy of Hope Solo's Twitter)
A rumbling volcano forced more than 1,000 people living on the slopes of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia to relocate. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)
A security man stands guard in front of balloons in the colors of the UAE flag before the World Cup U-17 final soccer match between Nigeria and Mexico at Mohammad Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the "Rabaa" sign, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4 2013. Egypt's deposed Islamist president was brought from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial Monday on charges of incitement of violence and murder. It was Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3. If convicted, Morsi — Egypt's first freely elected president — could face the death penalty.(AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
The sun rises behind the scaffolding-clad Washington Monument in Washington, early Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The National Park Service has announced the decorative lighting will be turned off as work crews begin the task of removing the scaffolding from around the earthquake-damage monument. The work is scheduled to completed and the monument reopened in the spring of 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes places the championship trophy and a Red Sox baseball jersey at the Boston Marathon Finish Line during a pause in their World Series victory rolling rally in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, to remember those affected by the Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A diver dressed as a skeleton arrives to feed fish from plastic pumpkins as giant wreckfish swim past in a publicity event at SeaLife on October 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Halloween has become a popualr event in Germany and children across the country will go trick or treating on October 21. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Young women wade into the ocean to release lanterns with handwritten personal messages on them during a beachside ceremony "Rockaways Rising: Hands Across the Sand," commemorating the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in New York. The actual one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is Tuesday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Waves crash onto the cliffs surrounding Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)
Metal-sculpted flowers up to 40-feet tall frame the 605-foot Space Needle as it becomes obscured by unusually thick fog in Seattle. (AP/Elaine Thompson)
Austria's Carmen Thalmann is airborne as she crashes during the first run of an Alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the 'Feed the Beast extreme cake shop' in London, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on Oct. 26 and 27. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A Hindu woman gets her hand decorated with henna ahead of the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Hindu married women decorate their hands with henna, wear colorful bangles and observe a fast to pray for the longevity and well being of their husbands during this festival. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)
A young Palestinian girl attends prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at Al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice on Oct. 15, by sacrificial killing of sheep, goats, cows or camels. The slaughter commemorates the biblical story of Abraham, who was on the verge of sacrificing his son to obey God's command, when God interceded by substituting a ram in the child's place. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman holds an umbrella as she heads towards a cyclone shelter near in India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Indian workers rest under a huge effigy of the ten-headed demon God Ravana, being prepared for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Effigies of Ravana, who had abducted Hindu God Rama's wife, are burnt on the last day of Dussehra, commemorating the victory of good over evil. Rama killed Ravana to free Sita. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in front of his family house in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Demonstrators shout during a immigration a rally on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, calling on the House Republican leadership to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. The Washington Monument is in the background. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A firefighter waits to make a rubbing of a name on the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Nine names, including two suburban Rochester volunteer firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush, were added to the wall. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
An Muslim pilgrim carries her luggage in front of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, late Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The Muslim annual Hajj, or pilgrimage, that will begin on Oct. 14 this year, draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Milan celebrates the 1700-year anniversary of the Edict of Milan in Podgorica, Montenegro Sunday. It marks 17 centuries of the signing of the Edict of Milan by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, who recognized the legitimacy and freedom of the Christian faith in the Roman Empire. (AP/RistoBozovic)
A waitress looks on from a shop as shepherds, unseen, lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2012. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great capital it is today. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Residents in Rapid City, S.D., stock up on groceries. An early snow storm has swept through Wyoming and western South Dakota, dropping more than a foot of snow in some places. (AP/Steve McEnroe)
A boy sleeps in a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa, with 111 bodies recovered so far, 155 people rescued and up to an estimated 250 still missing, according to officials, prompted outpourings of grief and demands for a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and strife in Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A young Indian boy dressed as Hindu God Shiva poses to the camera as he waits to collect money from devotees ahead of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Navratri honors the Hindu goddess Shakti, or divine mother. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
U.S. explorer Parker Liautaud, 19, launches his resilience expedition from London Monday. He's attempting to set a new record for the fastest journey from Antarctica to the South Pole on foot. (AP/Sang Tan)
In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 photo, an Egyptian girl dances as people gather for a Nile cruise on a boat on the Nile river, in Cairo, Egypt. Boat rides for many Egyptians are part of the nightlife culture. The Nile is Egypt's primary source of water and most of the population live along its banks as it runs through the country north to south from the border with Sudan to the Mediterranean Sea.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The small Nebraska town of Pierce was home to an auction of low-mileage vintage Chevrolets that drew a huge crowd Saturday. (AP Photo/Dakota Aerials/Dave Tunge)
Actress Ino Menegaki as high priestess, carries the Olympic Flame inside the ancient Olympic stadium after it was lit from the sun's rays, during the final dress rehearsal for lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, in west southern Greece on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
Dark clouds hang low over Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Usagi, the year's most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its cross-hair on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummeling island communities with heavy rains and fierce winds. The typhoon was grinding westward and expected to make landfall close to Hong Kong late Sunday or early Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
People hold hands in an attempt to form the world's largest human peace sign during a concert held to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday Sept. 21. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Ball boys watch the semifinal match between Italy's Francesca Schiavone and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Despite the heat, thousands flocked to the port of Kaohsiung, the first leg of the Taiwan tour, to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous 18 meter (59 foot) yellow duck, a gigantic version of the iconic bathtub toy used by children around the world. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Churchgoer's attend a memorial service at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, Sept. 15. The church held a ceremony honoring the memory of the four young girls who were killed by a bomb placed outside the church 50 years ago by members of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks beer after her speech during an election campaign event of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Bad Koestritz, central Germany, on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Merkel, top candidate of her CDU party will be challenged by Social Democratic Party (SDP) top candidate Peer Steinbrueck at Germany's general elections on Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
An Ohio Highway State Patrol officer investigates an overturned Greyhound bus following a crash on Saturday, Sept. 14 along interstate 75 in Liberty Township, Ohio. At least 35 people were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer/Jeff Swinger)
Visitors tour the illuminated installation constructed with 7,000 recycled plastic water bottles with LED lights at Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Thursday Sept. 19 this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Demonstrators with a banner representing the Russian President Vladimir Putin kiss during a demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8. About a dozen gay rights supporters carried placards and chanted slogans outside the Russian embassy to protest Moscow's policies on homosexuality. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)
In this photo provided by NASA, an unmanned Minotaur rocket carries NASA's newest robotic explorer, the LADEE spacecraft, which is charged with studying the lunar atmosphere and dust, after launching to the moon from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Cioffi)
Nick Vujicic, right, is accompanied by a life guard as he treads water in an acrylic enclosure keeping safe while diving among sharks, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in Singapore. Vujicic, a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs, is in the city-state to give a motivational talk and was visiting "The Shark Encounter at Marine Life Park" at one of Singapore's main tourist attractions in Resorts World Sentosa. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A Chinese Army Z-10WZ attack helicopter, designed and manufactured by China, makes an aerobatic flight demonstration during the 2nd China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin, China Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this citizen journalism image provided by The Committee of Jabal al-Zawiyah, Jisr el-Sheghour, Maarat al-Naaman, Idlib, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man walks inside a crater caused by an air strike bomb in Sarakeb, Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
Indian artisans take a nap near idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha being prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 9, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Workers inspect the bell during the annual maintenance at the Gloriosa bell in the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany,Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. T The tulip-shaped bell, has a diameter of 2.57 meters (8.4 feet) and was made by Dutch Gherardus de Wou in July 1497. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray ahead of the Jewish New Year at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Israelis happily welcomed the Jewish New Year late Wednesday despite uncertainty and turmoil brewing on both its northern and southern borders. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo taken in a long exposure and provided by the Bay Area Toll Authority, police vehicles open the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to traffic, in San Francisco. At the modest inaugural ceremony, the new, self-anchored suspension bridge with its single white tower was praised as a dramatic safety upgrade over its predecessor and a beautiful example of public art. (AP Photo/Bay Area Toll Authority, Noah Berger)
Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives under a canopy of leaves during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Baltimore auto race on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
This Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ship to Shore Lobster Co., shows a two-toned lobster caught by lobsterman Jeff Edwards in Owl's Head, Maine. The lobster company donated the half orange, half brown crustacean to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where it is on display in Portland. (AP Photo/Ship to Shore Lobster Co., Elsie Mason)
Auburn Cord Duesenbergs sit in parade formation in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Ind., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, for the Hoosier Tour. The festivities at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum were part of the kickoff from Auburn's annual Labor Day weekend and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, which includes one of the largest auto auctions in the country. (AP Photo/The Journal-Gazette, Chad Ryan)
In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The pontiff had a private audience with 500 youths from the diocese. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
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