Dec 19: day in pics

Updated On Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST
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Benny the Bull, the mascot for the Chicago Bulls, holds a play chart with a Christmas tree drawn on it during a game against the Boston Celtics at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Benny the Bull, the mascot for the Chicago Bulls, holds a play chart with a Christmas tree drawn on it during a game against the Boston Celtics at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. AFP photo

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Egyptian protesters opposing president Mohammed Morsi chant slogans while one carries a placard that reads in Arabic "no for the unjust constitution," during a rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. AP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Egyptian protesters opposing president Mohammed Morsi chant slogans while one carries a placard that reads in Arabic "no for the unjust constitution," during a rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. AP photo

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South Korean residents wait in line to cast their votes in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

South Korean residents wait in line to cast their votes in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul. AFP photo

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South Korean resident casts her vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul. South Koreans went to the polls on December 19 to choose a new president in a close and potentially historic election that could result in Asia's fourth-largest economy getting its first female leader. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

South Korean resident casts her vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul. South Koreans went to the polls on December 19 to choose a new president in a close and potentially historic election that could result in Asia's fourth-largest economy getting its first female leader. AFP photo

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Mayan shamans perform a ceremony for the celebration for the upcoming end - December 21 - of the Maya cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era, at the Cihuatan Archeological Site in the town of Aguilares near El Salvador. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Mayan shamans perform a ceremony for the celebration for the upcoming end - December 21 - of the Maya cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era, at the Cihuatan Archeological Site in the town of Aguilares near El Salvador. AFP photo

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Surrounded by clowns, a patient touches a "pinata," a decorated figure containing toys and candy, at the oncology area of the La Mascota Children Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. AP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Surrounded by clowns, a patient touches a "pinata," a decorated figure containing toys and candy, at the oncology area of the La Mascota Children Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. AP photo

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Honduras Maya Chorti and Guatemala´s Quirigua vie for the ball in Copan Ruinas. The ancient Mayan ball game is part of celebrations that will finish next December 21, when the current 5200-year cycle comes to an end and a new era begins in the Mayan calender. According to historians, the Mayan ball game was a form of ritual, where the loser was sacrificed. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Honduras Maya Chorti and Guatemala´s Quirigua vie for the ball in Copan Ruinas. The ancient Mayan ball game is part of celebrations that will finish next December 21, when the current 5200-year cycle comes to an end and a new era begins in the Mayan calender. According to historians, the Mayan ball game was a form of ritual, where the loser was sacrificed. AFP photo

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Teenager pedals a stationary bicycles generating electricty to maintain illumination for a Christmas Tree at the Abraham Lincoln Park in Mexico City. AFP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Teenager pedals a stationary bicycles generating electricty to maintain illumination for a Christmas Tree at the Abraham Lincoln Park in Mexico City. AFP photo

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Jeff McCarthy hails a cab dressed as The Grinch outside Madison Square Garden, where "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" is playing this Christmas season. AP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

Jeff McCarthy hails a cab dressed as The Grinch outside Madison Square Garden, where "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" is playing this Christmas season. AP photo

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South Koreans wait in line to cast their votes for presidential election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea. AP photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM IST

South Koreans wait in line to cast their votes for presidential election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea. AP photo

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