Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
Indian laborers work to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large 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.
Karlos Manlupig | AP
Residents prepare to assess their house, which was damaged by Typhoon Bopha in Butuan city in southeastern Philippines, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. A Philippine governor says at least 33 villagers and soldiers have drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims and bringing the death toll from the storm to about 40.
Maya Alleruzzo | AP
An Egyptian woman holds a national flag as she listens to speakers, not pictured, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Hundreds of black-clad riot police deployed around the Itihadiya palace in Cairo's district of Heliopolis. Barbed wire was also placed outside the complex, and side roads leading to it were blocked to traffic. Protesters gathered at Cairo's Tahrir square and several other points not far from the palace to march to the presidential complex.
Eraldo Peres | AP
Oxen skulls representing animals killed by the drought lay at the feet of security agents outside Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Brazilian farmers affected by the drought brought oxen skulls to the presidential palace and are asking the president to pardon their government bank debts.
Chris Pizzello | AP
Psy (center) performs during the second night of KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Bangladeshs largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists block a road with burning tires during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party called the strike to demand authorities halt trials of its top leaders on charges of crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.