Pictures of the Day: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Muhammed Muheisen | AP
A Pakistani truck driver takes a shower in a reservoir on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, early Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.
Michael Probst | AP
A trader gestures at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, as the German stock index DAX dropped more than two per cent. Enthusiasm for riskier assets such as stocks and the euro faded Monday as investors worried that Europe's new pact aimed at fixing the continent's debt crisis would be insufficient.
Kevin Frayer | AP
An Indian stretches as he walks on Rajpath as the India Gate Monument is seen in the background in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. A century ago, Britain's King George V, who came to India to be crowned Emperor, made a surprise announcement that Delhi would be the new capital of India. But in a country where just about any anniversary is cause for an official celebration, this obvious one is slipping past nearly unnoticed. There are no parades or festivities to mark the Dec. 12, 1911 announcement.
Bikas Das | AP
People light candles at a crossing near the AMRI Hospital in memory of those who died in Friday's fire, in Kolkata, India, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. The top official in India's West Bengal state told mourners Monday that her government was working to ensure that the hospital fire would be the last tragedy of its kind. Officials say lax safety standards contributed to the tragedy where much of the staff fled, leaving patients to suffocate from smoke inhalation from the basement fire.
Don Ryan | AP
The morning sun casts shadows of protesters as they march in front of an entrance to the Port of Longview in Longview, Wash., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort Monday to blockade some of the nation's busiest docks, with the idea that if they cut off the ports, they cut into corporate profits.
Posted Dec. 12, 2011, at 10:52 p.m.