An Indian child dressed as Hindu goddess Parvati to seek alms reacts to camera on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India,Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of Hinduism’s important centers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
The shadow of a pedestrian falls on the floor of the train station in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Philippine Military Academy cadets march during ceremonies on the 79th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Buddhist monk take pictures at a courthouse as they await to see New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Blackwood, general manager of the V Gastro Bar, and two Myanmar business partners have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Jewish festival of light is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Cuban flags are placed next to an old cash register in state bodega in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations, a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A protester carries a torch and a banner that reads: “No More Deaths or Beatings on the South Border”, during a protest against the Public Security Law and Spanish policies on immigration in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Spain’s lower house of parliament approved last Thursday the Public Security Law that allows for the summary expulsion of migrants entering the country’s North African enclaves illegally. The legislation also says organizers of demonstrations outside parliament buildings and key installations that are deemed to be disturbing the peace can be fined. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A protester against the new security law, who managed to get past heavy police cordons preventing demonstrations, shouts into a megaphone while holding the Kenyan flag outside the Parliament building in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Kenyan legislators Thursday exchanged blows on changes to security laws which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties, with opposition legislators throwing the papers on the floor and government supporters hitting and tearing the clothes of an opposition senator. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The Doric columns of the floodlit, 5th Century BC Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis appear behind strings of Christmas street lights in Athens, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. This year’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in financially struggling Greece are overshadowed by a threatened political crisis, sparked by the election of the country’s new president. The conservative-led government failed Wednesday to secure enough support for its nominee, and if the same happens in two more rounds of voting by Dec. 29, early national elections will have to be called _ just as the country is crawling out of a punishing six-year recession. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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