A man waves to a child on a bus on the first day of classes after the holiday break, in Newtown, Conn.,Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. School resumes Wednesday for students in Newtown, except for the Sandy Hook Elementary School students, who will begin classes on Thursday at a school that was overhauled specially for them in the neighboring town of Monroe, Ct.
Indian women offer prayers for a gang rape victim at Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety.
Mariame Kanfando, 10, with her father, wait outside the morgue in in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013, in an attempt to get the bodies of her mother and two sisters killed in a stampede on new year's eve. Survivors of a stampede in Ivory Coast that killed 61 people, most of them children and teenagers, after a New Year's Eve fireworks display at a stadium said Wednesday that barricades stopped them from moving along a main boulevard, causing the crush of people. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara ordered three days of national mourning and launched an investigation into to the causes of the tragedy but two survivors, in interviews with The Associated Press, indicated why so many died in what would normally be an open area, the Boulevard de la Republic. An estimated 50,000 people had gathered in Abidjan's Plateau district to watch the fireworks.
Pakistani fruit vendors, wrap themselves with shawls during a foggy and cold morning, as they wait for customers on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers stand outside an apartment building where Scott Sterling, the son of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, lived in Malibu on Wednesday, Jan.2,2012. Scott Sterling was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home, authorities said Wednesday.
A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The "fiscal cliff" compromise, for all its chaos and controversy, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year.