Pictures of the Day: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

Posted Dec. 21, 2012, at 5:40 p.m.
While their son Jake Hockley stands between them, Nicole Hockley and her husband Ian Hockley touch their heads together at the end of a funeral service for their son Dylan Hockley in Bethel, Conn., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Dylan Hockley, 6, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.
Seth Wenig | AP
While their son Jake Hockley stands between them, Nicole Hockley and her husband Ian Hockley touch their heads together at the end of a funeral service for their son Dylan Hockley in Bethel, Conn., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Dylan Hockley, 6, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a rainbow appears as a Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves the home of Ella Sampol, 14 months, after bringing her a toy in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. Using Facebook, Sciaraffo started a charitable enterprise to collect and personally deliver toys to children affected by superstorm Sandy, dressed as Santa Claus.
Bebeto Matthews | AP
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a rainbow appears as a Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves the home of Ella Sampol, 14 months, after bringing her a toy in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. Using Facebook, Sciaraffo started a charitable enterprise to collect and personally deliver toys to children affected by superstorm Sandy, dressed as Santa Claus.
Dancers perform as the sun rises at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.  Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world, while others as believed it marked the birth of a new and better age.
Alexandre Meneghini | AP
Dancers perform as the sun rises at the Teotihuacan archaeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world, while others as believed it marked the birth of a new and better age.
A street vendor sleeps underneath her hat in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Chris Brummitt | AP
A street vendor sleeps underneath her hat in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Honor guard soldiers stand during the commemoration of the 1989 anti-communist uprising at the Heroes Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The uprising, which left more than 1,000 dead, ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, 23 years ago. Revolution fighters and relatives of the dead ones scuffled briefly with riot police when they tried to prevent the laying of wreaths on behalf of the country's president and government.
Vadim Ghirda | AP
Honor guard soldiers stand during the commemoration of the 1989 anti-communist uprising at the Heroes Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The uprising, which left more than 1,000 dead, ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, 23 years ago. Revolution fighters and relatives of the dead ones scuffled briefly with riot police when they tried to prevent the laying of wreaths on behalf of the country's president and government.
A masked protester poses with a tear gas canister in front of a burning vehicle during clashes between opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters in Alexandria, Egypt on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Thousands of Islamists clashed with their opponents on Friday in Egypt's second largest city, Alexandria as the two sides hurled stones and youth protesters sat fire on vehicles belonging to Islamists, a day before the second leg of voting on a proposed constitution that has deeply polarized the nation.
Anonymous | AP
A masked protester poses with a tear gas canister in front of a burning vehicle during clashes between opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters in Alexandria, Egypt on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Thousands of Islamists clashed with their opponents on Friday in Egypt's second largest city, Alexandria as the two sides hurled stones and youth protesters sat fire on vehicles belonging to Islamists, a day before the second leg of voting on a proposed constitution that has deeply polarized the nation.
People gesture toward the the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza, Mexico on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world. The hundreds gathered in the ancient Mayan city, however, said they believed it marked the birth of a new and better age.
Israel Leal | AP
People gesture toward the the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza, Mexico on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end of the world. The hundreds gathered in the ancient Mayan city, however, said they believed it marked the birth of a new and better age.

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