Afghan women walk near still water in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Heavy rain flooded some streets in Kabul due to poorly designed sewage facilities.
Palestinian youths walk on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea during a rain storm in Gaza City, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 as a blustery winter storm battered parts of the Middle East for a second day Thursday. In the Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry said authorities evacuated 30 people to hospitals and moved others into shelters after heavy rains caused flooding and power outages.
A rainbow forms over the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, after the public viewing of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela's casket lying in state finished for the day.
A woman uses her smart phone at the Samsung Electronics Co. showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.
Anti-government protesters wave Thai national flags after removing barbed wire over the fence of the prime minister's office known as Government House in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand's elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government - one complete with "security volunteers" to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders.
Pro-European Union activists warm themselves near a fire and guard barricades on the main street Khreschatyk in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Ukraine was thrown into crisis last month when President Viktor Yanukovych suddenly backed away from a long-awaited political and economic agreement with the European Union, deciding to focus instead on restoring trade ties with Russia.