Jens Schlueter | AP
A train on a narrow-gauge railway line makes its way through the winter landscape near Wernigerode, northern Germany on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Parts of Europe were hit hard by heavy snow and freezing temperatures.
Nasser Ishtayeh | AP
A Palestinian woman watches from a shop window as supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP, participate in a rally to mark the 45th anniversary of their organization in the West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. The PFLP, is the second-largest of the groups making up the Palestine Liberation Organization and has generally taken a hard line on Palestinian national aspirations, opposing the more moderate stance of Fatah.
Shakh Aivazov | AP
Visitors look at a painting by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani at the National gallery in Tbilisi, Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the artist whose works are rooted in traditions of Middle Eastern Christianity and were lauded by his contemporaries as "primitivist" and "naive."
Aaron Favila | AP
Filipino boys walk underneath the rainbow flag during the 2012 Philippine Pride March in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. In their statement, the event aims to highlight the Filipino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered community's fight for acceptance and rights within Philippine society.
Manu Brabo | AP
Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey by the Orontes River, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Syrian rebel commanders have elected a new 30-member leadership council and a chief of staff, a senior rebel said Saturday in a major step toward unifying the opposition that is fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The Supreme Military Council, which was chosen Friday during a meeting in Turkey, will work with the political leadership that was chosen last month in Qatar.
Esteban Felix | AP
A man runs with "toro encuetado," a structure resembling a bull and covered in exploding firecrackers, as part of celebrations in honor of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Managua, Nicaragua, early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Nicaragua's patron saint is the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, whose feast day is Saturday.
Maya Alleruzzo | AP
A protester opposed to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt's military said Saturday that serious dialogue is the "best and only" way to overcome the nation's deepening conflict over a disputed draft constitution hurriedly adopted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi, and recent decrees granting himself near-absolute powers.