A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. The train carrying crude oil derailed near Casselton Monday afternoon. Several explosions were reported as some cars on the mile-long train caught fire.
Afta Bervaly Chery, 5, takes pictures inside her home before her mother leaves for the market to buy ingredients for a special soup prepared on New Year's Day, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. One of Haiti's New Year's traditions is the making and eating of the soup, "joumou," Creole for a butternut squash stew. Jan. 1 is a national holiday that marks the country's independence from France as the world's first black republic. After Haiti secured its independence in 1804 Haitians began eating the dish to celebrate the revolution and their subsequent freedom.
A mask in the likeness of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa hangs in the middle of other masks of politicians and cartoon characters, for sale on New Year's Eve in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The masks are created to place on effigies that are burned at midnight, a tradition in Ecuador to mark the end of the year.
A young neighborhood resident carries makeshift weapons, as he returns from a camp for the displaced at Mpoko Airport to fetch household goods from the Garaba neighborhood, in Bangui, Central African Republic, on New Year's Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Clashes between armed gangs of Muslim and Christian residents continued in the 5th Arrondissement area on Wednesday, with neighborhood residents reporting at least four people killed. In Garaba, several homes belonging to Christians were burned, and multiple Muslim homes looted.
Displaced people who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor, prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far".
Fireworks fill the air in the bay over the Oakland, bottom, and San Francisco skylines, divided by the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in a view from Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Charlie Dawson kneels in front of a memorial left for Father Eric Freed outside of St. Bernard Catholic Church, where Freed was found slain in the rectory on New Year's Day, in Eureka, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, of Redway, Calif., was taken into custody by Humboldt County deputies in the killing of Freed, according to a statement by Eureka police.
Milo Bloom, 10, skis over a snowbank next to a parked car during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Strong winds are creating blizzard-like conditions. A wind chill factor of 30 degrees below zero is expected Friday.
A pedestrian uses his cross-country skies on 58th Street during his morning commute, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter.
Boeing Machinists are directed in to cast their ballots at a union hall Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Everett, Wash. Boeing machinists decide Friday whether to accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order to secure assembly of the company's new 777X airplane in Washington state.