The Shard skyscraper is seen through early morning fog from a bridge over the river Thames just after sunrise in London, Wednesday, Dec.12, 2012. At London's Heathrow Airport about 150 flights have been canceled and delays are expected with more than 20 flights at London City Airport have been canceled as fog affects arrivals .
Squirrel monkeys investigate a Christmas stocking given to them, during a media opportunity at London Zoo, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The animals at ZSL London Zoo are set to enjoy a wild Christmas this year, with some very merry treats. Lion cubs Heidi and Indi have definitely made it on to Santa's "good" list and will be getting their paws on some presents, whilst the penguins will be treated to festive fishy gifts under the tree.
Greek municipal employees push over crowd barriers to enter the grounds of Parliament during a protest in Athens on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Riot police prevented the protesters from advancing much further, and there were no clashes or arrests. Municipal employees are angry at government plans to include them on a list of state employees up for forced redundancy under the country's austerity program.
Twelve couples attend a mass wedding ceremony at the Peak in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. At least 700 couples are expected to get married in the date 12/12/12, the last such triple-date in this year in Hong Kong as they believe the date will bring them everlasting love.
Indian laborers thrash rice in a field in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Rice is a staple in the diet of many Indians.
An Indian mother holds her baby, born on 12/12/12 at a hospital in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The date 12/12/12, seen as auspicious by astrologers, saw an influx of mothers to local hospitals looking to give birth on the date which won't happen again for nearly 100 years, local media reported.
A silent protester cries while wearing a sticker over her mouth signifying the loss in wages from the right-to-work law in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Michigan became the 24th state with a right-to-work law after Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill Tuesday.