Francisco Seco | AP
Riot policemen detain a man during clashes in Lisbon during a general strike Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The second general strike in eight months in Portugal, where the government intends to intensify austerity measures next year, left commuters stranded as trains ground to a virtual halt and the Lisbon subway shut down.
Charles Dharapak | AP
President Barack Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The president touched on various topics including the widening sex scandal, UN Ambassador Susan Rice and possibly meeting with his recent presidential rival Mitt Romney.
Majed Hamdan | AP
Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Israeli military said its assassination of the Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari, marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants.
Niranjan Shrestha | AP
A Nepalese ethnic Newari beats a drum while participating in a parade to celebrate their New Year in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012. Members of the Newar community celebrated their New Year's Day by praying for longevity and performing rituals to purify and empower the soul for the coming year.
Khalid Mohammed | AP
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Iraqi insurgents unleashed a new wave of bombings across the country early Wednesday targeting security forces and civilians, killing and wounding scores of people, police said.
Mark Lennihan | AP
Louise McCarthy carts belongings from her flood-damaged home as she passes the charred ruins of other homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A fire destroyed more than 100 homes in the oceanfront community during Superstorm Sandy.
STR | AP
A South African Police truck (left) that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day.