President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photograph with Air Force Col. Stephen Harrison, Commander 89th Airlift Wing, and his wife Jill after exiting Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. The Obama's had just arrived from their trip to Oslo, Norway.
US musician Esperenza Spalding performs at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Artists from all over the world gathered at the Oslo Spektrum to help spread the message of peace and celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama.
A Buzkashi player carries a goat carcass towards the goal circle during a match in Kabul, Afghanistan Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Buzkashi, or goat dragging, which is played by two teams of horsemen competing to throw a beheaded 30-kilogram (66 pound) calf, goat or sheep, as the ball, into a scoring circle. The Afghan national sport, outlawed during the Taliban regime, Buzkashi originated centuries ago in Central Asia and is held throughout the northern parts of the country.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 09: Michelle Wie of the USA plays her third shot at the 18th hole during the first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters, on the Majilis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on December 9, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Volkswagen AG's CEO Martin Winterkorn, right, shakes hands with Suzuki Motor Corp Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki after their joint press conference in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. Volkswagen AG will take a 20 percent stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. for 222.5 billion yen ($2.5 billion), forming a broad alliance that could give a boost to the automakers in the fast-growing Asian markets.
Japanese monks pray for the war dead during a ceremony aboard the Arizona Memorial during the 68th anniversary ceremony of the attack at Pearl Harbor, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu.
A South Korea protester with a portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il shouts a slogan during a rally to denounce the United States' policy against North Korea in front of the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Obama's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, arrived in South Korea on Sunday en route to North Korea for a rare meeting aimed at bringing the communist country back to international nuclear disarmament talks.
A woman walks in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock average rose 140.55 points, or 1.40 percent, from Friday to 10,163.14 at the end of the morning session.
Bruce Springsteen, left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden, his daughter Ashley Biden, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applaud at the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.
India go top with thumping victory ~ December 6, 2009 India 726 for 9 dec (Sehwag 293, Dhoni 100*, Vijay 87, Dravid 74, Laxman 62, Tendulkar 52) beat Sri Lanka 393 (Dilshan 109, Mathews 99, Harbhajan 4-112) and 309 (Sangakkara 137, Paranavitana 54, Zaheer 5-72) by an innings and 24 runs
Sri Lanka may have thwarted India through the fourth day, but Zaheer Khan sliced through the remaining four wickets to take India to a 2-0 series win and the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings. Zaheer started with a ripper in the first over to get rid of Kumar Sangakkara and finished his best performance of the series with his eighth five-wicket haul. This was the fourth time in the last four years that India had won two matches in a row; two of those braces came against Sri Lanka.
A worker rides a motorbike past a palm oil plantation in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra December 3, 2009. A scheme allowing carbon emitters to pay farmers to operate sustainably could create a $50 billion carbon market but such a programme is unlikely to emerge from the Copenhagen climate talks, a U.N. official said on Friday. Agriculture accounts for 14 percent of the world's emissions and is the second-biggest source of greenhouse gases after deforestation. But it has been neglected in talks leading up to this month's summit in Copenhagen, said Alexander Mueller, assistant director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).