U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Quill, center, kisses his 2-year-old son, Zack, while waiting to receive the Silver Star medal with two other recipients, U.S. Marine Sgt. Frankie Shinost, left, and U.S. Marine Maj. James Rose, right, during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The three received the medals for their heroism while serving in Afghanistan.
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo, a Free Syria Army fighter receives treatment at a makeshift clinic during clashes with government forces in Aleppo, Syria.
Riho Katsuta, left, carries debris from a home in the Far Rockaways section of New York with fellow volunteers Chiaya Hasegawa, center, and Yoshinobu Bandai, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The house is one of thousands of homes damaged by flood waters during Superstorm Sandy. The volunteers are from Ishinomaki, Japan which was devastated by the tsunami. Their visit is being coordinated with Peace Boat, AmeriCares and World Cares Center.
An Egyptian protester wears an eye patch during an anti Muslim Brotherhood demonstration outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Supporters of Morsi and opponents clashed outside the presidential palace. Wednesday's clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the palace where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in. Arabic on the eye patch reads, "tear gas damaged my eye."
Davidson students toss powder into the air before the tip-off of an NCAA college basketball game between Davidson and Charlotte, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Davidson, N.C.
The coffin containing the remains of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is lowered from a fire truck in front of the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Niemeyer, 104, the groundbreaking architect who designed Brazil's futuristic capital and much of the United Nations complex, died Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro, the seaside city where he was born and where his remains will be buried after he is honored with a service in Brasilia at the presidential palace he designed.
Workers clean a model replica of Cheops Pyramid of Giza, after snowfall in landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld), in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The cultural park Miniworld presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings and technical facilities at a 1:25 scale.
A man prepares to bathe in the Cantabric Sea at the beach named La Concha, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The air temperature was 9 degrees Celsius ( 48.2 Fahrenheit) and the water temperature 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 Fahrenheit). AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) ORG XMIT: DO102
Pearl Harbor survivor Tom Berg, of Port Townsen, Wash., a sailor on the USS Tennessee, signs his autograph for an admirer Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Many of the Pearl Harbor Veterans gathered at the World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument remembering the 71th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.