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Indain protestors light candles around a mannequin representing the rape victim during a rally in New Delhi on December 31,2012. The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said they would not rest until her killers are hanged as they spoke of their own pain and trauma over a crime that has united the country in grief.

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An Indian protester holds placards during a rally in New Delhi on December 31,2012.

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  • A policeman is reflected in the mirror of his motor bike as he keeps an eye on women who gathered to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indians participate in a candle lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Women wear black bands across their face as they join a gathering mourning the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian policemen in riot gear stand guard as protesters, unseen, march the streets while holding candles as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • An Indian woman shouts at a police officer during a gathering of people to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. The young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence that impacts thousands of them every day. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Indian men and women lie down on the ground mimicking dead bodies as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indians light candles and mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Hyderabad, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Indians light candles and mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Hyderabad, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Indians light candles and mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Indian women participate in a candle-lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian women participate in a candle-lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian women shout slogans as they participate in a rally demanding women’s rights and mourning the death of a 23-year-old gang rape victim, in Kolkata, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Indian women participate in a candle-lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian women participate in a candle-lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sculpture to pay homage to the gang rape victim who died early Saturday, in Puri, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo)

  • Indian policemen stand at the venue where mourners gather after news of the death of a 23-year-old gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. The young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at the hospital, and her horrific ordeal has galvanized Indians to demand greater protection from sexual violence that impacts thousands of women daily.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Sand artist Raj Kapoor holds a candle near a sculpture at the Sangam to pay tribute to a gang rape victim who died early Saturday, in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An Indian woman holds a placard as she joins others in a protest to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Indians hold placards during a protest to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Indians light candles as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian students hold candles and a banner as they participate in a candle light march to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Indians hold candles as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indian students participate in a candlelight vigil protest to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Indians participate in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Indians light candles as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

  • Indians attend a gathering to mourn the death of a rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. Damini, seen on a banner, is a symbolic name given to the victim, taken from a Bollywood film of the same name about a woman's fight against society for justice for a rape victim.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • ADDS THE DESCRIPTION ON THE BANNER - Indians attend a gathering to mourn the death of a rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. Damini, seen on a banner, is a symbolic name given to the victim, taken from a Bollywood film of the same name about a woman's fight against society for justice for a rape victim.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • ADDS THE DESCRIPTION ON THE BANNER - Indians attend a gathering to mourn the death of a rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. Damini, seen on a banner, is a symbolic name given to the victim, taken from a Bollywood film of the same name about a woman's fight against society for justice for a rape victim.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Indian students hold placards as they participate in a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • An Indian woman holds a placard during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Indians participate in a silent protest rally to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Indians light candles as they mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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    Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, watches dancers perform during a prayer ceremony in Bodhgaya, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Buddhists believe that the Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya. (AP Photo/Manish Bhandari)

  • An Indian girl participates in a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Bangalore, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Activists of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Indians burn photographs of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, front, Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, right, and Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, left, during a protest over the death of a gang rape victim, in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Indian women and children participate in a silent procession to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • An Indian woman ties her mouth with a black cloth and holds her baby during a silent procession to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • Indian students participate in a silent protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • An Indian woman ties her mouth with a black cloth and holds her baby during a silent procession to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • Indian women participate in a silent procession to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • An Indian woman, mouth tied with a black cloth, participates in a silent procession to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • An Indian woman shouts at a police officer during a gathering of people to mourn the death of the gang rape victim in Mumbai, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian woman cries as she holds a placard during a gathering of people to mourn the death of the gang rape victim in Mumbai, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian protester wears a placard and shouts slogans during a gathering to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. Placard reads "No Bullets or batons. We want justice. Call a special session of the parliament to enact a special law against rape."(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • An Indian holds a candle as he attends a gathering to mourn the death of the gang rape victim in Mumbai, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped the woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The murder charges were laid after the woman died earlier Saturday in a Singapore hospital where she has been flown for treatment. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian walks past a billboard with posters of solidarity to a victim of a gang rape in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Indians participate in a silent rally to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Indians participate in a silent rally to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Indians participate in a silent rally to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Chief Minister of Delhi state Sheila Dikshit, front left, gestures to pacify agitated protesters heckling her when she came to express her sympathy with them after the death a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Shocked Indians on Saturday were mourning the death of the woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago in an ordeal that galvanized people to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. Dikshit was forced to leave the venue. They blamed her for the deteriorating law and order situation in the Indian capital. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Germany's ski jumper Martin Schmitt vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012.

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Austria's ski jumper Wolfgang Loitzl vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012.

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  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Austria's ski jumper Wolfgang Loitzl vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Norway's ski jumper Anders Bardal vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Germany's ski jumper Martin Schmitt vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Germany's ski jumper Richard Freitag vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Austria's ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Four Hills Tournament - Garmisch Partenkirchen Day 1

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 31: Simon Ammann of Switzerland competes during the trial round for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event of the 61st Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Olympischanze on December 31, 2012 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Poland's ski jumper Dawid Kubacki vies during the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Ski jumper Simon Amman of Switzerland vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Germany's ski jumper Andreas Wellinger vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKI-JUMP-FOURHILLS

    Austria's ski jumper Andreas Kofler vies during the training of the Four-Hills-Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on December 31, 2012. The second competition of the jumping event after Oberstdorf takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before the tournament continues in Innsbruck (Austria) and in Bischofshofen (Austria). AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Severin Freund

    Germany's Severin Freund soars through the air during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Andreas Wellinger

    Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Anders Jacobsen

    Norway's Anders Jacobsen soars through the air during the trail jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Simon Ammann

    Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during the trail jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Anders Jacobsen

    Norway's Anders Jacobsen soars through the air during the trail jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Yuta Watasa

    Yuta Watasa of Japan soars through the air during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Martin Koch

    Austria's Martin Koch soars through the air during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Werner Schuster

    Germany's head coach Werner Schuster holds a flag during the trail jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Alexander Pointner

    Austria's head coach Alexander Pointner gives a sign during the trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Andreas Wellinger

    Germany's Andreas Wellinger lifts off during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Robert Kranjec

    Slovenia's Robert Kranjec soars through the air during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • A ski jumper waits for the start from the hill at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Anders Bardal

    Norway's Anders Bardal lifts off during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Simon Ammann

    Simon Ammann of Switzerland lifts off during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Richard Freitag

    Germany's Richard Freitag soars through the air during the trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Anders Jacobsen

    Norway's Anders Jacobsen lifts off during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • A ski jumper starts from the hill at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Peter Frenette

    United States' Peter Frenette soars through the air during the trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Wolfgang Loitzl

    Austria's Wolfgang Loitzl soars through the air during the trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Severin Freund

    Germany's Severin Freund speeds down the hill during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Anders Jacobsen

    Norway's Anders Jacobsen speeds down the hill during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Thomas Morgenstern

    Austria's Thomas Morgenstern soars through the air during the trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Simon Ammann

    Simon Ammann of Switzerland speeds down the hill during his trial jump at the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Battalion form a Guard of Honour for review by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Dublin Castle, as the country marked the beginning of its presidency of the European Union (EU)

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Don't go in the water! This is the terrifying moment a seagull calmly bobs around on the ocean's surface - completely unaware of a hungry shark hovering just inches below him. In an amazing shot, which echoes the iconic poster for Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws, the beady-eyed shark looks set to devour the bird within seconds

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Cute and cuddly or furry and funny here are some of the best snaps of the animal kingdom during 2012

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    Walker the three year old Polar Bear after dived into his pond after a hard hat at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, Inverness-shire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 31, 2012. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA

  • Baby Elephant Born At Hamburg Zoo

    HAMBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 18: An unnamed baby baboon is seen in his mothers arms at the Hagenbeck Zoo on April 18, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

  • First Day Of Summer Bring Temperatures Near 90's In Bay Area

    VALLEJO, CA - JUNE 20: A Bengal Tiger named Akasha dives into the water after a piece of meat at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on June 20, 2012 in Vallejo, California. On the first day of summer, temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area ranged from the mid seventies by the coast to mid nineties inland. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar And Daughter Charlotte Visit SeaWorld

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 13: In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld, Sarah Michelle Gellar and her 2-year-old daughter Charlotte Prinze made a new friend in Nanuq the beluga whale at SeaWorld San Diego on July 13, 2012 in San Diego, California. The award-winning actress and her daughter also met sea lion pups, sharks, a rescued pelican and a bottlenose dolphin named Ripley during their visit to the marine-life park. (Photo by Mike Aguilera/ SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

  • Wadworths Brewery Shire Horses Start Their Annual Fortnight Holiday

    DEVIZES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Barry Petherick gives Monty, the Wadworth brewery shire horse a pint of beer outside the Raven Inn in Poulshot as he starts his two-week annual holiday on August 3, 2012 near Devizes, England. Hundreds of people gathered to watch as Monty, along with fellow dray horses Prince and Max - who are employed by Devizes brewery Wadworth to deliver beer 50 weeks a year to Wiltshire pubs - were each is given a pint of beer before being released into a field near Devizes. The brewery has been employing shire horses for more than 100 years to deliver beers to local inns and hostelries. Prince, Monty and Max are three of the last remaining working shires left in the UK brewing industry. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Four Month Old Northern Lynx Kittens Get Their First Public Outing

    KINGUSSIE, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 09: One of the Northern Lynx kittens takes a drink from the pond in their enclosure at the Highland Wildlife park on October 9, 2012 in Kingussie, Scotland. The feline twins are believed to be the type of lynx found historically in Scotland. The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in Scottish animal species, both past and present, and species that are well adapted to cold weather. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Owners And Their Pets Gather For The Annual Supreme Cat Show

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: A cat named 'Bleugems Believe-in-me' awaits to be exhibited at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy's 'Supreme Championship Cat Show' held in the NEC on November 24, 2012 in Birmingham, England. The one-day Supreme Cat Show is one of the largest cat fancy competitions in Europe with over one thousand cats being exhibited. Exhibitors aim to have their cat named as the show's 'Supreme Exhibit' from the winners of the individual categories of: Persian, Semi-Longhair, British, Foreign, Burmese, Oriental, Siamese. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Young Sable Antelope Gets Bottle-Feeding

    BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 02: A baby sable antelope (in German: Rappenantilope) mistakes the nose of zookeeper Martin Damboldt for a source of milk during feeding at the Berlin Zoo on November 2, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. After the mother of the one-month old antelope stopped feeding it zookeepers intervened and now feed the antelope milk from a bottle. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Gorilla born at Chessington World of Adventures

    Asili, the 21 year old Western Lowland Gorilla, carries her as yet unnamed newborn baby, which was born at Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey yesterday.

  • Wyedean Quest sled dog

    3-year-old Austin, a Czechslovakian Wolfdog cross, after running in the Wyedean Quest sled dog race at Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

  • Libby the lion cub

    NOTE ALTERNATE CROP Libby the six month old lion cub ventures out for the first time in her enclosure with her mum Teekay and dad Dudley at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling.

  • Meerkat cubs

    Tunnock the three week old Meerkat fits inside a tea cup after being weighed by keeper Anna Keen at Blair Drummond Safari Park using her favourite biscuit as balancing weights.

  • Polar Bears At San Francisco Zoo Get 10 Tons Of Fresh Snow

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Pike, a 30 year old Polar Bear plays in man made snow at the San Francisco Zoo on November 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Two San Francisco Zoo Polar Bears, Pike (30) and Ulu (32)celebrated their birthdays with 10 tons of man made snow and special treats. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • London Zoo's annual weigh-in

    A spectacled owl is weighed as part of London Zoo's annual audit to monitor every animal at the zoo.

  • Giraffe health check

    A 10-day-old Rothschild Giraffe calf (unnamed) in it's enclosure with mother Dagma, after zoo keepers carried out a health check at Chester Zoo, Cheshire.

  • Animal Athletes in Action demonstration

    Bob the burrowing owl, star of the Zoo's daily Animal Athletes in Action demonstration, runs a one hundred centimetre sprint at London Zoo, London

  • RETRANSMSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP French bulldog named Baby, left, attends the feeding of wild boar piglets at the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Six little pigs have found a new friend in a maternal French bulldog named Baby. The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin says Baby took straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in Saturday, three days old and shivering from cold. Sanctuary worker Norbert Damm said Wednesday as soon as the furry striped piglets were brought in, Baby ran over and started snuggling them and keeping them warm, even though they're already about her size. He says the piglets' mother was likely killed by a hunter and the litter was found abandoned in a forest. The piglets are being bottlefed right now and should be released to an animal sanctuary when they can feed themselves in about three months. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

  • Jennifer Steketee

    This Thursday, April 19, 2012 photo provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Steketee holds Meow, a 2-year-old tabby at the shelter in Santa Fe, N.M. Meow, arrived at the shelter weighing in at over 39 pounds, after his elderly owner could no longer care for the feline. The shelter plans to put the cat on a special diet so he can lose weight gradually. Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds. (AP Photo/Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Ben Swan)

  • Justin Kirk

    "Animal Practice" co-stars Crystal the monkey and actor Justin Kirk arrive for the NBC network upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall, Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

  • In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 photograph, a young deer and a large cat touch noses in a French village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT

  • A dog named "Negrito" wears a straw hat and stands with a mouse on its back in Old Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. The owner of animals, Miguel Diaz, brings his two pets to Old Havana when he's not working to show them off to tourists and earn some extra money. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • A tiger sits in a cage in Puerto Falcon, Paraguay, on the border with Argentina, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Nine Bengal tigers and seven African lions from an Argentine circus have been stuck at the border in Paraguay for two months, because Argentine officials refuse to approve their paperwork for re-entry. Paraguay's Wildlife Ministry announced Friday they will move the animals two by two to the Asuncion zoo, “so that they can live in some comfort and not in a strange area.” (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

  • A Tasmanian devil cub tries to bite his way out of a small bag during an event marking the National Endangered Species Day in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. The National Threatened Species Day is a community action and an education event aimed at highlighting vulnerable Australian animals and and what can be done in our daily lives to save them. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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    A Rabbit pushes baby Guinea Pigs in mini shopping trolley at Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter, Devon, Britain - 30 Sep 2012 Carrots were no doubt high on the list when this fluffy rabbit headed to the shops with some Guinea Pig pals. However, the young grey rabbit found itself with a heavy load to push even before getting to the aisles after the two baby Guinea Pigs hopped in for a ride. The adorable trio posed for photographers at Crealy Adventure park near Exeter in Devon. The scene was set by professional snapper Richard Austin while teaching a group of students. According to Richard they were very lucky that the animal threesome posed just long enough for one photo before deciding to hop it.

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    Prime MInister's cat Larry and George Osborne's cat Freya not pleased with each other

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    Baby grey seal appears to wave at the camera, Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales - 2012 This adorable seal pup looks more than happy to have its photo taken - even appearing to wave for the camera. The friendly youngster was snapped by photographer Drew Buckley in Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire. Hauled out onto the pebbly beach at the small Welsh cove, the white fluffy pup posed for the camera. And it even lifted up a flipper and gave Drew a cheeky wave. However, like most children the playful pup proved to be easily distracted. It soon lost interest in Drew and became fascinated by events happening out at sea and, apparently, in the air above it. Martin's Haven is a tiny bay, located on Pembrokeshire's Dale Peninsular. It is a popular spot for both baby and adult seals to bask in the sunlight. Around 50 Atlantic grey seal pups are born on the beaches around the peninsula each year.

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    A British birdwatcher was stunned when a friendly fox gobbled up his picnic right out of his hands. Richard Harris, 51, was sitting in one of his favourite parks enjoying a light lunch when the bushytailed creature ambled up. To his surprise, the young female happily tucked into some crisps he held out with his fingers. Retired Mr Harris said: "She came up and very carefully took my onion rings from me. I was amazed. "This carried on until we had finished the entire packet, and she didn't catch my fingers in her teeth once. "I really didn't think the fox would eat straight out of my hands without any hesitation. "It's a special moment I will remember for a long time"

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    This gorgeous little gibbon looks like she's in the mood for a dance as she boogies about in the sun. The fluffy ape - affectionately christened Gollum - seems more than happy to show off her fancy footwork as she explores her grassy surroundings. Gollum, now a year old, even took a break from jiving around to pose cheekily for the camera with a flower in her mouth. Professional wildlife photographer Ashley Vincent, 48, said the plucky white-handed gibbon at Khao Kheow Zoo, Thailand, stole his heart. He said: "Little Gollum has some delightful expressions. "Her inquisitive and exploratory nature had me smiling, chuckling and laughing out loud. "Her playful behaviour would be enough to melt anyone's heart." Gibbons spend most of their time up in the trees. They have the longest arms of all primates and while walking on the ground hold them above their heads for balance.

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    Only someone very brave would call 28 stone gorilla Kumbuka 'My Little Pumpkin'. Especially as the silverback seemed less than impressed when presented with some of the carved treats as a pre-Halloween surprise at Paignton Zoo in Devon. Keepers thought they would get him in the mood for the spooky celebration by leaving him a stack of carved pumpkins to find when he emerged in the morning. However, after quickly dismantling the pumpkin stack Kumbuka demonstrated his dislike of the occasion by hurling them at photographer Richard Austin. Luckily, despite his prodigious strength Kumbuka wasn't able to clear the protective moat around his enclosure and the orange missiles were left bobbing in the water.

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    12th Annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade, Long Beach, California, America - 28 Oct 2012

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    This boogieing bear appears to have caught a little Night Fever. The hilarious polar bear was spotted strutting his stuff on the edge of the Bernard Spit in Alaska. Photographer Steven Kazlowski snapped away as the outgoing animal demonstrated his very best dance moves. As well as some John Travolta style Night Fever, the cavorting creature also treated onlookers to hip swinging and a little bump and grind. However, while these photos suggest the young bear is a real mover, the opposite is actually true. Rather than showing off his excellent coordination, according to Steven the bear was simply trying to find his balance. He comments: "This curious and overexcited young bear was trying to get a better look at us as we passed on the skiff. "It was trying very hard to stand up and keep its balance". He adds: "Young bears are always trying to stand and get a better look at what is around them, as their mothers do, but are incredibly unbalanced".

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People take up position along the harbour in anticipation of New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

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A woman receives a New Years themed sticker prior to New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

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  • North Koreans visit giant statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill as they celebrate the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • A North Korean family has their photo taken in front of fireworks as they celebrate the new year on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. North Koreans celebrated the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102” on North Korean calendars. “Juche” means “self reliance,” the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and modern-day North Korean calendars start with the year of his birth in 1912. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

  • Fireworks explode in the sky to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013. About 5,000 participents prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • South Korean dancers beat drums to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013. About 5,000 participantss prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • People gather to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. About 5,000 participents prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    (left to right) Nadine Pober, Flora Baker, Kirsten Alana and Amanda Williams ahead of bringing in the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Party-goers on Princes Street in Edinburgh during part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks erupt over on the Elbe river in Dresden, eastern Germany on January 1, 2013 during the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT MICHAEL (Photo credit should read ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral square in Vilnius during the New Year celebrations on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Petras MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral square in Vilnius during the New Year celebrations on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Petras MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral square in Vilnius during the New Year celebrations on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Petras MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks erupt over the Brandenburg Gate on January 1, 2013 in Berlin as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne , western Germany just after midnight on January 1, 2013 as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks erupt over the Brandenburg Gate on January 1, 2013 in Berlin as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks erupt over the Brandenburg Gate on January 1, 2013 in Berlin as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A reveller gives a thumbs up as he watches the fireworks above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man sets off fireworks to usher in New Year's Day in Manila early on January 1, 2013. In the capital Manila, authorities had been bracing for the annual rush of injuries as families celebrated with do-it-yourself firework displays and shot celebratory bullets into the air. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PHILIPPINES-NEW YEAR

    A man prepares to set off firecrackers to usher in New Year's Day in Manila early on January 1, 2013. In the capital Manila, authorities had been bracing for the annual rush of injuries as families celebrated with do-it-yourself firework displays and shot celebratory bullets into the air. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-NEW YEAR

    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PORTUGAL-NEW YEAR

    Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-NEW YEAR

    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-NEW YEAR

    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Raymond van Barneveld is held back by security after his loss to Phil Taylor during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seen here in Belfast in December 2012, has been admitted to hospital with a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered earlier this month, after fainting and falling down.

The pictures above show US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meeting with First Minister Peter Robinson and First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle on December 7, 2012 in Belfast, United Kingdom.

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  • US Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) speaks as Amtrak Police Chief of Patrol and Special Operations John O'Connor looks on at a media conference about rail security in Penn Station April 2, 2004 in New York City. Security officials have received recent threats regarding the nation's railways. Clinton co-sponsored a bill with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) calling for 0 million for security improvements to six rail tunnels serving New York. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) pauses prior to her speech during the "Health Action 2005," a grassroots conference on health care, January 27, 2005 at Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Clinton attacked the Bush Administration on cutting prescription drug benefits. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) reads documents during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 23, 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on U.S. military strategy and operations in Iraq. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton stands in front of a large American flag as she speaks to supporters at Kirkwood Community College during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the day before the state's caucuses. (Photo by Michael Appleton/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

  • Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign rally on April 14, 2008 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images)

  • President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. (Credit: Getty)

  • Democratic presidential hopeful New York Senator Hillary Clinton speaks at her rally on the night of the Puerto Rico Democratic presidential primary, at the Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 1, 2008. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In this handout image supplied by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli President Shimon Peres meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on May 5, 2009 in Washington DC. Peres is on a four day visit that will include meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice-President Biden and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meed with UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband January 21, 2010 at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

  • In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, (L-R) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her mother Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton pose during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City. (Photo by Barbara Kinney via WireImage)

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) and former British first lady Cherie Blair (R) participate in an event at the State Department on October 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. The event was held to announce the GSMA mWomen Programme which is desinged to bring the benefits of mobile to women in developing markets worldwide. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Hillary Clinton and President Obama at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) on November 19, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two day summit will address issues including a new strategic concept for NATO. Britain and the US will also seek an agreement to hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to local forces over the next four years.

  • President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union speech to a Joint Session of Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday, January 24, 2012. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee October 27, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Clinton testified on "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Transition and the Way Forward." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, February 2, 2012. (Photographer: Chris Kleponis/ Bloomberg News.)

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and British Prime Minister David Cameron share a laugh during a lunch hosted at the State Department on March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Cameron is on an official visit to Washington, where President Obama will host him at a State Dinner tonight. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Hillary Clinton attends the Inaugural Women In Public Service Summer Institute at Wellesley College on June 11, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    John Kerry leaves a Senate Foreign Relations Committee markup on Jan. 29, 2013 after a vote was held on his confirmation as Secretary of State. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hillary Clinton (2009-13)

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference on November 14, 2012. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Condoleezza Rice (2005-09)

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about the State Department's 2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices during a March 11, 2008 briefing in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Colin Powell (2001-05)

    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks on June 22, 2004, about a corrected version of an inaccurate terrorism report issued by the government. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Madeleine Albright (1997-2001)

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright delivers a Russia policy briefing on September 16, 1999 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Warren Christopher (1993-97)

    U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher briefs reporters on the peace process in Bosnia during a Dec. 8, 1995 press conference. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Lawrence Eagleburger (1992-93)

    Then-acting Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger listens to a reporter's question during a Nov. 18, 1992 news conference at the State Department. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • James Baker (1989-92)

    James Baker III waves to his associates at the US State Department on August 13, 1992. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • George P. Shultz (1982-89)

    U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz listens to a question during his first day of testimony before Iran-Contra investigators on July 23, 1987 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Alexander Haig (1981-82)

    Alexander Haig, Secretary of State-designate, a Reagan nominee on Monday, Dec. 23, 1980 in Washington for the announcement of selections. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Edmund Muskie (1980-81)

    (Pictured left) Freed hostage Richard Queen, right, greets well wishers at the State Department on Monday, July 21, 1980 in Washington. At left is Secretary of State Edmund Muskie. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Cyrus Vance (1977-80)

    Cyrus Vance, U.S. Secretary of State, pictured in 1979. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Henry Kissinger (1973-77)

    Secretary of State Henry Kissinger announces during an April 29, 1975 press conference in Washington that the evacuation of Americans from Vietnam and Saigon is complete, thus ending US involvement. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • William P. Rogers (1969-73)

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, left, and Secretary of State William P. Rogers begin talks at the Department of State on Feb. 7, 1972 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Dean Rusk (1961-69)

    Secretary of State Dean Rusk is shown during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 1962. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Christian Herter (1959-61)

    President Dwight Eisenhower, left, says goodbye to Secretary of State Christian Herter in Gettsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 1959 as Herter is about to board a helicopter on the President's farm to return to Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • John Foster Dulles (1953-59)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (left) gets together with South Korean President Syngman Rhee in Seoul on August 4, 1953. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Dean Acheson (1949-53)

    U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson speaks from the State Department on Nov. 29, 1950 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • George C. Marshall (1947-49)

    Gen. George C. Marshall poses in his Red Cross office on Sept. 13, 1950 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • James F. Byrnes (1945-47)

    James F. Byrnes, United States Secretary of State, links arms with Associated Press correspondent, John Hightower, at Central Hall, Westminster in London, Jan. 15, 1946. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Edward Reilly Stettinius (1944-45)

    France's Foreign Minister Georges Bidault makes a VE Day radio statement from the Opera House in San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1945. Seated at the far right U.S. Secretary of State Edward Stettinius. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>) <em><strong>Correction</strong>: An earlier version of this text misspelled Stettinius' surname.</em>

  • Cordell Hull (1933-44)

    U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt is greeted by Secretary of State Cordell Hull on Sept. 15, 1938 in Washington. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Henry Lewis Stimson (1929-33)

    Henry Lewis Stimson, American Secretary of State for War shown around July 1931. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Frank B. Kellogg (1925-29)

    Former United States Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg on Aug. 17, 1936 at Waterloo Station in London. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

  • Charles Evans Hughes (1921-25)

    (Center) Former Secretary of State and Chief justice Charles Evans Hughes, pictured on on March 27, 1931. (Source: <a href="http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/">U.S. Department Of State</a>)

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Kim Kardashian posted this picture of Kanye West As he announced their pregnancy news on stage

Kanye posted this snap of the happy couple in November

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  • GQ Men Of The Year Awards - Inside Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West attend the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • Kanye West Sighting In Prague

    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 30: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are sighted on May 30, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Michaela Feuereislova/isifa/Getty Images)

  • FRANCE-US-MUSIC-CELEBRITY-LIFESTYLE

    American reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and American singer Kanye West (R) leave their residence in Paris on May 23, 2014, ahead of their wedding. Kanye West and his bride-to-be Kim Kardashian lunched on May 23 at a French chateau owned by iconic designer Valentino, kicking off a marathon celebration expected to culminate in the wedding of the year. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kim Kardashian Sighting In Paris

    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 19: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen strolling on the 'Avenue Montaigne' on May 19, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

  • "DuJour Magazine's Haley & Jason Binn Host Dee & Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Shafrazi To Honor Artist Marc Quinn With Special Guest DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor"

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian attend DuJour Magazine's event to honor artist Marc Quinn at Delano South Beach Club on December 4, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour Magazine)

  • Kim Kardashian Celebrates Her Birthday At Tao Nightclub

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 26: Rapper Kanye West (L) and television personality Kim Kardashian arrive at the Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas to celebrate Kardashian's 33rd birthday on October 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images,)

  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

    Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive to attend Givenchy's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)

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    US musician Kanye West and partner Kim Kardashian pose prior to Givenchy 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 29, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bumpin' and Proud! Jessica Simpson shows off her baby bump just days after officially confirming the pregnancy of her second child

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Here's something you don't expect to see everyday, braving the cold weather in the sake of music a man is seen standing in the River Thames up to his waist in water playing a solo set....mad or magnificent??

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Psy celebrates his birthday and kicks off New Year's Eve 'Gangnam Style' with a performance at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her New Year's speech in Berlin, Germany

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A Fan of the New Orleans Saints rolls watches in dissapointment during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Panthers defeated the Saints 44-38

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Austrian Maestro Franz Welser-Moest conducts with a cap the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria, The concert will be broadcast to over 80 countries around the globe on New Year's day

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Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, after she attended a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield. Church community worker Maureen thanked the congregation for their support at the couple's church in Sheffield where Mr Greaves had been due to worship when he was assaulted. The 68-year-old grandfather, a lay preacher and organist at the church, was discovered by a member of the public, badly beaten, just yards from the church on Monday, but died from his head injuries in hospital on Thursday night

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Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.The 68-year-old grandfather, a lay preacher and organist at the church, was discovered by a member of the public, badly beaten, just yards from the church on Monday, but died from his head injuries in hospital on Thursday night

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    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, arrives to attend a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, after she attended a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, arrives to attend a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, after she attended a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, arrives to attend a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Maureen Greaves (left), wife of murdered church organist Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass, is comforted after she attended a church service at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Bishop of Sheffield Dr Steven Croft at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

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    St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Members of the congregation leave at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Members of the congregation leave at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Members of the congregation leave at St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield following a prayer service for Alan Greaves who died after being attacked on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  • Alan Greaves death

    Flowers left at the scene near St Saviour in High Green, Sheffield where Alan Greaves was attacked while on his way to a Christmas Eve midnight mass.

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Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from children as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service

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    Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by the Countess of Wessex leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

  • Royal attend church service

    Queen Elizabeth II, watched by the Countess of Wessex, receives flowers from children as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

  • Royal attend church service

    Queen Elizabeth II, as she arrives at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to attend a Sunday church service.

  • Royal attend church service

    Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by the Countess of Wessex arrives at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to attend a Sunday church service.

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    Queen Elizabeth II as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

  • Royal attend church service

    Queen Elizabeth II, watched by the Countess of Wessex, receives flowers from children as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

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    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from children as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

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    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from children as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk after attending a Sunday church service.

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A property is surrounded by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours. Flood warnings remain in place for England and Wales as the short respite from heavy rain is expected to give way to another band of miserable weather today. See PA story WEATHER Floods

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    The road to Apperley is covered by floodwater Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

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    A property is surrounded by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

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    A farm is surrounded by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

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    Fields covered by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

  • Winter weather Dec 30

    The road to Apperley is covered by floodwater Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

  • Winter weather Dec 30

    A property is surrounded by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

  • Winter weather Dec 30

    A property is surrounded by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

  • Winter weather Dec 30

    Fields covered by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

  • Winter weather Dec 30

    Fields covered by floodwater near Apperley in Gloucestershire after days of almost relentless downpours.

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    A flooded road in Clifton Hampden in Oxfordshire.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    The River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire which has burst it banks and flooded neighboring fields.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    The Magdalen College Cricket pitch is flooded in Oxford after heavy rains.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    A man walks down a flooded road in Clifton Hampden in Oxfordshire.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    A man walks down a flooded road in Clifton Hampden in Oxfordshire.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    The River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire which has burst it banks and flooded neighboring fields.

  • Winter Weather December 28th

    The River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire which has burst it banks and flooded neighboring fields.

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Transport Minister Leo Varadkar joins members and volunteers of both the Irish Coast Guard and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) during a joint training exercise in Howth today

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An army bomb disposal expert prepares to move in to examine a booby trap bomb found under a policeman's car in Belfast. A viable bomb has been found under the car of an off-duty policeman in Northern Ireland. The booby trap device was detected around 2pm this afternoon on the vehicle parked off the busy Newtownards Road in east Belfast

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People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations. Around 7,000 torchbearers are being led by massed pipes and drums and the Up Helly Aa' Vikings from Shetland in a procession through the capital.

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    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    A torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    A finale of fireworks after a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    A finale of fireworks after a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay celebrations

    People take part in a torchlight procession through Edinburgh as part of the pre Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Hogmanay preparations at Edinburgh Castle

    Final preparations are made to the Hogmanay fireworks at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland ahead of the new year celebrations.

  • Hogmanay preparations at Edinburgh Castle

    Final preparations are made to the Hogmanay fireworks at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland ahead of the new year celebrations.

  • Hogmanay preparations at Edinburgh Castle

    Final preparations are made to the Hogmanay fireworks at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland ahead of the new year celebrations.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, 62 (centre) passes his crosier to The Very Revd Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, to mark the end of his role of as Archbishop of Canterbury during his final Sung Eucharist service at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent. The Archbishop of Canterbury will leave office tomorrow after a decade as head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the 77 million-strong Anglican Communion

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