Pictures of the Day: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Posted Dec. 03, 2012, at 10:15 p.m.
First Lt. Chris Pinkerton walks to get his bags with his son Shawn Pinkerton, 4, after returning home from Afghanistan with 270 of his fellow soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat team at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
Michael Ciaglo | AP
First Lt. Chris Pinkerton walks to get his bags with his son Shawn Pinkerton, 4, after returning home from Afghanistan with 270 of his fellow soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat team at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, reflected on a mirror, ties his turban after taking a holy dip in the River Ganges during preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh fair in Allahabad, India, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the largest religious congregation on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the festival in January 2013, which falls every twelfth year.
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, reflected on a mirror, ties his turban after taking a holy dip in the River Ganges during preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh fair in Allahabad, India, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the largest religious congregation on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the festival in January 2013, which falls every twelfth year.
In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, reacts as Houchin's head burns while taping &quotCloser To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne.
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In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, reacts as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne.
A woman walks past &quotLa Vierge, l'Enfant Jesus et Sainte Anne" by Leonard da Vinci in the Louvre Museum in Lens, northern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The museum in Lens, to open Dec. 12, is part of a strategy to spread art beyond the traditional bastions of culture in Paris.
Michel Spingler | AP
A woman walks past "La Vierge, l'Enfant Jesus et Sainte Anne" by Leonard da Vinci in the Louvre Museum in Lens, northern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The museum in Lens, to open Dec. 12, is part of a strategy to spread art beyond the traditional bastions of culture in Paris.
A Congolese FARDC government soldier looks out of the window of  the clubhouse of the base, after they arrived in Goma, eastern Congo Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Several hundred Congo army soldiers returned to the key eastern city of Goma, as rebels remained poised nearby and a possible fight loomed for the city of 1 million. About 700 government army troops reentered Goma Monday in trucks which arrived at Katindo barracks. Crowds gathered to cheer and sing and some women rushed forward to kiss the troops.
Jerome Delay | AP
A Congolese FARDC government soldier looks out of the window of the clubhouse of the base, after they arrived in Goma, eastern Congo Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Several hundred Congo army soldiers returned to the key eastern city of Goma, as rebels remained poised nearby and a possible fight loomed for the city of 1 million. About 700 government army troops reentered Goma Monday in trucks which arrived at Katindo barracks. Crowds gathered to cheer and sing and some women rushed forward to kiss the troops.
A Filipino man negotiates his motorized bicycle along a dirt road as he brings loads of used plastics which he will sell at a junk shop in a poor district in Manila, Philippines, on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. Many survive on odd jobs in poor communities in the country, where nearly a third of the 90 million population wallow in poverty.
Aaron Favila | AP
A Filipino man negotiates his motorized bicycle along a dirt road as he brings loads of used plastics which he will sell at a junk shop in a poor district in Manila, Philippines, on Monday Dec. 3, 2012. Many survive on odd jobs in poor communities in the country, where nearly a third of the 90 million population wallow in poverty.
Former world heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali (center) is crowned &quotKing of Boxing" during the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The award was given for Ali's lifetime achievements.
Israel Leal | AP
Former world heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali (center) is crowned "King of Boxing" during the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The award was given for Ali's lifetime achievements.

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