Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Posted Dec. 26, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
Andrea Harris of Jackson (right) shops for holiday decorations with her sons, Malachi Harris, 9, (left) Abishai Harris, 8, (center) and Eli Crandall, 14, (obscured), at Target in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon. &quotI always shop after these things go on sale to have decorations for next year," she said. Her boys also get some money for Christmas that they can spend after the holiday. They mostly bought video game accessories this year. Erica Ireland, the leader on duty at Target, said the store was very busy on Wednesday
Andrea Harris of Jackson (right) shops for holiday decorations with her sons, Malachi Harris, 9, (left) Abishai Harris, 8, (center) and Eli Crandall, 14, (obscured), at Target in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon. "I always shop after these things go on sale to have decorations for next year," she said. Her boys also get some money for Christmas that they can spend after the holiday. They mostly bought video game accessories this year. Erica Ireland, the leader on duty at Target, said the store was very busy on Wednesday Buy Photo
The San Cristobal volcano spews up large clouds of gas and ash near Chinandegga City, Nicaragua, some 93 miles north of the capital Managua, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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The San Cristobal volcano spews up large clouds of gas and ash near Chinandegga City, Nicaragua, some 93 miles north of the capital Managua, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
A girl looks on as she sits with other Syrian refugees fleeing violence on a Jordanian army vehicle, after crossing into Jordanian territory, near the town of Ramtha, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Muhammad Hamed | Reuters
A girl looks on as she sits with other Syrian refugees fleeing violence on a Jordanian army vehicle, after crossing into Jordanian territory, near the town of Ramtha, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Two boys sit near a fire in the Bustan al-Qaser area in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Zain Karam | Reuters
Two boys sit near a fire in the Bustan al-Qaser area in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
A foxhound stands near members of the Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt at Chiddingstone Castle during the annual Boxing Day hunt in Chiddingstone, south east England, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. A ban imposed seven years ago states that foxes can be killed by a bird of prey or shot but not hunted by dogs. Hunts continue now with pursuers accompanying dogs in chasing down a pre-laid scented trail.
Luke MacGregor | Reuters
A foxhound stands near members of the Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt at Chiddingstone Castle during the annual Boxing Day hunt in Chiddingstone, south east England, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. A ban imposed seven years ago states that foxes can be killed by a bird of prey or shot but not hunted by dogs. Hunts continue now with pursuers accompanying dogs in chasing down a pre-laid scented trail.
People walk in a winter storm in Times Square in New York, on Wednesday,  Dec. 26, 2012. The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward on Wednesday, causing flight delays and dangerous road conditions in the Northeast and Ohio Valley.
Eduardo Munoz | Reuters
People walk in a winter storm in Times Square in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward on Wednesday, causing flight delays and dangerous road conditions in the Northeast and Ohio Valley.
Dakota warriors and participants receive spiritual cleansing with burning sage at the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride and Memorial Run, which culminated at Reconcilation Park in Mankato, Minn., on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, with the Dakota 38 Memorial dedication. The annual ride commemorates the 38 + 2 Dakota warriors hanged following the Dakota War of 1862. The Dakota 38 Memorial lists the names of all the Dakota warriors hanged in 1862.
David Joles | Minneapolis Star Tribune/ MCT
Dakota warriors and participants receive spiritual cleansing with burning sage at the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride and Memorial Run, which culminated at Reconcilation Park in Mankato, Minn., on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, with the Dakota 38 Memorial dedication. The annual ride commemorates the 38 + 2 Dakota warriors hanged following the Dakota War of 1862. The Dakota 38 Memorial lists the names of all the Dakota warriors hanged in 1862.

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