Paul Sancya | AP
A silent protester cries while wearing a sticker over her mouth signifying the loss in wages from the right-to-work law in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Michigan became the 24th state with a right-to-work law after Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill Tuesday.
Misha Japaridze | AP
Matryoshkas, traditional Russian wooden dolls, are displayed for sale on a cold winter day in the Sparrow Hills, the site of tourist attraction in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Temperature is about -10 C (14 F).
Hassan Ammar | AP
Policemen are silhouetted against one of the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. An Egyptian opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "No" in the referendum on a disputed constitution but said it may still boycott if its conditions are not met.
Greg Wahl-Stephens | AP
Clackamas County Sherriff Craig Roberts is framed by photos of Clackamas Town Center shooting victims Steven Forsyth, left, and Cindy Yullie, during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Portland, Ore., Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. The gunman who killed Forsyth, Yullie and himself in a shooting rampage was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew, authorities said Wednesday.
John Raoux | AP
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying an X-37B experimental robotic space plane, lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Air Force officials said the unmanned space plane, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, provides a way to test technologies in space.
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
An Indian mother holds her baby, born on 12/12/12 at a hospital in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The date 12/12/12, seen as auspicious by astrologers, saw an influx of mothers to local hospitals looking to give birth on the date which won't happen again for nearly 100 years, local media reported.
Ahn Young-joon | AP
South Korean religious leaders raise placards and shout slogans during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second launch under its new leader, South Korean officials said, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. The words read "Denounce North Korea's rocket launch and overthrow family succession through three generations!"