French troops detain a suspected Seleka officer , preventing Christian mobs from lynching him near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Both Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees as French Forces deployed in the capital. The Seleka man was taken into custody by French forces who fired warning shots to disperse the crowds.
Erica Lafferty, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, Dawn Hochsprung, right, consoles Carlee Soto, sister of victim Victoria Soto after families representing fourteen families addressed the media, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. Newtown is not hosting formal events to mark the anniversary Saturday.
Ducks swim past damaged houses and trees at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts.
An image of former South African President Nelson Mandela is shown on a big screen as work is carried out to put up a stage at the FNB stadium where his memorial service will take place on Tuesday, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in place.
Mac Arthur Mti wears badges for sale with the image of late president Nelson Mandela in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
A young man stands on barricades defended by Pro-European Union activists next to the Ukrainian Government buildings in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Hundreds of police in full riot gear flooded into the center of Kiev on Monday as mass anti-government protests gripped the Ukrainian capital for yet another week, raising fears of an imminent crackdown.