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Dec. 14, 2012. A woman waits to hear her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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. (AP Photo / Jessica Hill)
DORAL, FL - DECEMBER 10:  FedEx employees sort through items being shipped through the Fedex World Service Center on December 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida. FedEx Corp. expects today to be the busiest shippping day of the year when 19 million packages are expected to move through their system.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images / Joe Raedle)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - DECEMBER 10:  Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, author Mo Yan of China (L) acknowledges applause after he received his Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (2nd R) as Queen Silvia of Sweden (3rd R) and Princess Madeleine of Sweden (R) look on, during the Nobel Prize Ceremony at Concert Hall on December 10, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Dec. 10, 2012. Author Mo Yan of China receives the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden. (Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11:  John Kolton stocks a display of Hostess snacks at a Jewel-Osco grocery store on December 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of Hostess products and put them on sale in their stores throughout the Chicago area today. Hostess Brands Inc. shut down its baking operations and began liquidating assets last month after failing to negotiate a labor contract with Workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Humans: still useful. (Getty Images / Scott Olson)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Delta Chief Executive Richard Anderson speaks at a news conference where it was announced that Delta Air Lines is buying a 49 percent stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. from Singapore Airlines for $360 million on December 11, 2012 in New York City.  The airlines will begin a joint venture on 31 roundtrip daily flights between North America and Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest hubs. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images / Spencer Platt)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 12:  South Korean conservative protesters participate in an anti-North Korea rally reacting to North Korea launching the long-range missile on December 12, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea launched a long range missile on 9:49am local time.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Dec. 12, 2012. Protesters in Seoul, South Korea, participate in a rally protesting North Korea's launch of a long-range missile. (Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 12:  The Marco Polo , the world's biggest container ship, docks at a container terminal Burchardkai on December 12, 2012 in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany. The 54m (177ft) wide and 396m (1299ft) long ship of french shipping company CMA CGM will hold his record of 16.000 containers on till 2013, when South Korean dockyards will finish ships with a capacity of 18.000 containers.  (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)
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.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 12:  Police in front of the Deutsche Bank Towers on December 12, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Tax Investigators have raided offices at Deutsche Bank Headquarters as part of a probe into tax evasion. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
Dec. 12, 2012. Tax investigators raided offices at Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of a probe into tax evasion. (Getty Images / Hannelore Foerster)
People, one holding up an image of  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gather to pray for him at Simon Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Doctors began operating on Chavez  in Cuba, his government said, after his cancer reappeared despite a year and a half of surgeries and treatments. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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. (AP Photos / Fernando Llano)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio points to a chart to emphasize his talking point that government spending complicates the negotiations on avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Boehner is insisting that President Barack Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Dec. 13, 2012. House Speaker John Boehner discusses the "fiscal cliff" during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)
A woman walks past Arabic writings on a wall that read, "no, leave, Muslim Brotherhood," in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Egypt's opposition called on its followers to vote "no" in a crucial referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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." (AP Photo / Hassan Ammar)
CWMBRAN, WALES - DECEMBER 13:   Daria Brzyska checks stock  at the Festive Productions Ltd factory, showroom, shop and warehouse on December 13, 2012 in Cwmbran, Wales. Although Christmas is less than two weeks away the staff at Festive are already planning and gearing up for Christmas 2013. The 14 acre fully integrated showroom, factory and warehouse measuring 250000 sq ft in size holds Festive Productions who are now the last manufacturer of tinsel in UK with the majority of tinsel sold in the UK also made at their factory in Wales. As well as tinsel, Festive, which is one of Europe's largest suppliers and manufacturer of Christmas and seasonal decorations, has increased its product portfolio, to include nearly every conceivable Christmas decoration category including baubles, tinsel garlands, wreaths, lights, fibre optic trees and artificial trees.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images / Matt Cardy)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 13:  South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots for new President in a polling station on December 13, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans vote in the presidential election on December 19.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Dec. 13, 2012. South Korean soldiers cast their absentee ballots for a new president in a polling station in Seoul. (Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12:  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters December 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve announced it would continue its monthly purchase of $85 million in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities until the outlook for the labor market improves.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
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