Pictures of the Day: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 10:01 p.m.
In this photo made with a long exposure, actors perform with neon lamps during the BelExpoArt-2012 exhibition of contemporary Belarusian art in Minsk, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Sergei Grits | AP
In this photo made with a long exposure, actors perform with neon lamps during the BelExpoArt-2012 exhibition of contemporary Belarusian art in Minsk, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
A pretzel vendor waits for customers during heavy snowfall near the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Timur Emek | AP
A pretzel vendor waits for customers during heavy snowfall near the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Retired U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Nancy Monahan, right, wears her dress uniform as she leans to kiss her soon-to-be bride Deb Needham while they wait at Seattle City Hall to become among the first gay couples to legally wed in the state, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. The couple is from Renton, Wash. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Dec. 5 and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began in Washington on Sunday, following the three-day waiting period after marriage licenses were issued earlier in the week.
Elaine Thompson | AP
Retired U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Nancy Monahan, right, wears her dress uniform as she leans to kiss her soon-to-be bride Deb Needham while they wait at Seattle City Hall to become among the first gay couples to legally wed in the state, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Seattle. The couple is from Renton, Wash. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Dec. 5 and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began in Washington on Sunday, following the three-day waiting period after marriage licenses were issued earlier in the week.
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) is stopped by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Ben Margot | AP
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) is stopped by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Egyptian army soldiers stand guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15.
Hassan Ammar | AP
Egyptian army soldiers stand guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15.
Adam Womersley and his English Springer Spaniel, Stella walk in the snow on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. A major winter storm is expected to dump 9 to 15 inches across a broad belt of central Minnesota including the Twin Cities area by Sunday night, and the storm was also to bring heavy snow to parts of western Wisconsin.
Richard Tsong-Taatarii | AP
Adam Womersley and his English Springer Spaniel, Stella walk in the snow on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. A major winter storm is expected to dump 9 to 15 inches across a broad belt of central Minnesota including the Twin Cities area by Sunday night, and the storm was also to bring heavy snow to parts of western Wisconsin.
An activist wears a bandana with a photo of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez during a rally to mark the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, on the eve of the Human Rights Day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Late Argentine President Raul Alfonsin took office on December 10, 1983 after seven years of military dictatorship.
Victor R. Caivano | AP
An activist wears a bandana with a photo of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez during a rally to mark the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, on the eve of the Human Rights Day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Late Argentine President Raul Alfonsin took office on December 10, 1983 after seven years of military dictatorship.

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