Dec. 14, 2012. The sister of a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a shooting that killed 27 people including 20 children.
Dec. 10, 2012. FedEx employees sort through items in a warehouse in Doral, Florida. FedEx predicted Dec. 10th to be the busiest shipping day of the year when 19 million packages were expected to move through its system.
Dec. 10, 2012. Author Mo Yan of China receives the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dec. 11, 2012. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of products from Hostess, the now-defunct maker of the iconic Twinkie, and put them on sale in its stores throughout the Chicago, Illinois area.
Dec. 11, 2012. Delta CEO Richard Anderson speaks at a news conference in New York City. Delta announced it is buying a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines for $360 million.
Dec. 12, 2012. Protesters in Seoul, South Korea, participate in a rally protesting North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile.
Dec. 12, 2012. The Marco Polo, the world's biggest container ship with capabilities to hold 16,000 containers, docks in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany.
Dec. 12, 2012. Tax investigators raided offices at Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of a probe into tax evasion.
Dec. 11, 2012. Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gather to pray for him at Simón Bolívar square in Caracas, Venezuela, after Chávez underwent cancer surgery.
Dec. 13, 2012. House Speaker John Boehner discusses the “fiscal cliff” during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Dec. 13, 2012. A woman walks past a wall in front of the presidential palace in Cairo sprayed with pictures of president Mohammed Morsi and the word “Leave.”
Dec. 13, 2012. Although Christmas is less than two weeks away the staff at Festive in Cwmbran, Wales, are already planning and gearing up for Christmas 2013.
Dec. 13, 2012. South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots for a new president in a polling station in Seoul.
Dec. 12, 2012. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference in Washington, DC, where he announced a new round of bond-buying to stimulate the economy.