Pictures of the Day: Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Posted Dec. 17, 2012, at 8:53 p.m.
Mourners hug each other before a funeral service for 6-year-old Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Fairfield, Conn. Pozner was killed when a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children.
Jason DeCrow | AP
Mourners hug each other before a funeral service for 6-year-old Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Fairfield, Conn. Pozner was killed when a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children.
Veronique Pozner, left, embraces a young girl as she arrives at B'nai Israel Cemetery for burial services for her 6-year-old son Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Monroe, Conn. Noah Pozner was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.
Julio Cortez | AP
Veronique Pozner, left, embraces a young girl as she arrives at B'nai Israel Cemetery for burial services for her 6-year-old son Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Monroe, Conn. Noah Pozner was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.
Church steeples are silhouetted against the active Tungurahua volcano, seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The country's National Geophysics Institute says that a constant plume of gas and ash is rising about half a mile above the crater, with ash falling on nearby communities.
Dolores Ochoa | AP
Church steeples are silhouetted against the active Tungurahua volcano, seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The country's National Geophysics Institute says that a constant plume of gas and ash is rising about half a mile above the crater, with ash falling on nearby communities.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, left, announces U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, right, as Sen. Jim DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the South Carolina Statehouse, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C., making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction.
Rainier Ehrhardt | AP
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, left, announces U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, right, as Sen. Jim DeMint's replacement in the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the South Carolina Statehouse, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C., making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction.
A charter bus that was in an single-vehicle accident lies on its side, in San Raimundo, near Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The accident resulted in the death of at least 26 passengers and another 15 wounded. The driver, who survived the accident, told police the brakes failed when he tried to negotiate a curve in the road, causing the bus to swerve off the road and flip over. The bus was part of a convoy transporting the passengers to Cali and Palmira after their visit to a coffee fair in Bogota.
Fernando Vergara | AP
A charter bus that was in an single-vehicle accident lies on its side, in San Raimundo, near Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The accident resulted in the death of at least 26 passengers and another 15 wounded. The driver, who survived the accident, told police the brakes failed when he tried to negotiate a curve in the road, causing the bus to swerve off the road and flip over. The bus was part of a convoy transporting the passengers to Cali and Palmira after their visit to a coffee fair in Bogota.
Hungarian President Janos Ader, second right, looks at guards of honor with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Ader is on an official visiting to Afghanistan.
Ahmad Jamshid | AP
Hungarian President Janos Ader, second right, looks at guards of honor with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Ader is on an official visiting to Afghanistan.
Ben Curtis | AP

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