French soldiers lay a wounded man, who had been attacked during a protest, atop a military vehicle as they take him to get medical help, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the entrance to the airport Monday morning carrying signs protesting Chadian forces and expressing support for French troops and other regional African forces.
An Indian man decorates a church with lights ahead of Christmas in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Although Christians comprise only two percent of the population, Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate.
Passengers sleep on the floor in the check-in line as dozens of flights were canceled or delayed by Sunday's ice storm, at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
Becky Dustin, left, and Jennifer Rasmussen, right, exit the Salt Lake County clerk's office with their marriage license Monday, Dec 23, 2013. A federal judge said he will allow gay marriage in Utah to continue, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.
Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi waves as he released from Shita prison near Afula, northern Israel, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, months after ending a massive hunger strike to protest his re-arrest in 2012, shortly after being freed in a prisoner swap with Israel. Israel accused him of membership in an illegal organization.
People dressed as Santa Claus ride a horse cart ahead of Christmas celebrations in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Although Pakistani Christians are in the minority, Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate.