Afghan Army soldiers participate in morning exercises at a training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk following President Hamid Karzai's decision to defer signing a security agreement until after the April elections. The US wants the deal signed by the end of the year so that it can plan for a residual force after 2014, when all foreign combat forces leave. If the deal is not signed, billions in funding for the army and police may dry up.
Colorful holiday lights glow from under the glass domes of the U.S. Botanic Garden with orange streaks from a passing city bus at left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, early Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. The Conservatory holds displays of tropical plants, poinsettias, and decorated holiday trees.
Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.
A Palestinian stone cutter works in a factory in the West Bank village of Qabatyah near Jenin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Products of Qabatyah's stone industry are used for construction in the West Bank and are also exported to Israeli, European and U.S. markets.
Palestinian fishermen pull their net from the Mediterranean Sea during the sunset in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
Pakistani Sonya Javed, 20, right, holds her son Shahzeb, 1, to receive a polio vaccine by a health worker at her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Militants have killed over a dozen polio workers and police protecting them over the last year. They claim the health workers are spies and the vaccination is meant to make Muslim children sterile.