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December 17, 2012
Barry Gutierrez photo

FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 file photo, Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School where he has been searching franticly for his son Alex Sullivan who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see “The Dark Knight Rises,” movie where a gunman opened fire, in Aurora, Colo.

Manu Brabo photo

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, a Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son killed by the Syrian Army near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

Shannon Hicks photo

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 file photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. after a shooting at the school.

Charles Sykes photo

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, a parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of Superstorm Sandy in Hoboken, NJ.

Charlie Neibergall photo

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y.

Manish Swarup photo

FILE - In this March 26, 2012 file photo, Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi screams as he runs engulfed in flames after setting himself on fire at a protest in New Delhi, India, against Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India. Yeshi died Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

Red Bulls photo

FILE - This Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 file image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever �tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.

Guardia Di Finanza, photo

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 file photo released by the Guardia di Finanza (border Police), the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. AP Photo/Guardia di Finanza)

Andy Duann photo

FILE - This Thursday, April 26, 2012 file shows a bear that wandered into the University of Colorado Boulder, Colo., dorm complex Williams Village falling from a tree after being tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officials.

David Phillip photo

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, Samantha Arevalo Salinas of Ecuador starts in a women’s 800-meter freestyle swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.