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News of the world, Dec 21

News of the world, Dec 21
The new David Beckham AC Milan football shirt on display at the official AC Milan Store on Dec. 19 in Milan, Italy. David Beckham will join AC Milan on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy in January. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 21
A worker leaves a Chrysler manufacturing plant Dec. 19 in Fenton, Missouri. Chrysler announced plans to idle North American manufacturing plants until Jan. 19, 2009. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 21
The Time magazine naming Barack Obama as Person of the Year sits at a news stand Dec. 19 in New York City. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 21
This undated picture, released by Korean Central News Agency on Dec. 19 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il visiting a machine plant managed by Ri Jong Ok in Jagang province. South Korean and US officials say Kim, 66, suffered a stroke around mid-August, although Seoul officials say he is recovering and still in control of his nuclear-armed nation. Since reports of Kim's illness began circulating in September, official media have reported numerous trips by the leader and released dozens of undated photographs of him. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 21
A woman touches the stones at Stonehenge on Dec. 21 in Wiltshire, England. Hundreds of people gathered at the famous stone circle to watch the sun rise on Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 21
A real estate sign stands in front of an abandoned house Dec. 20 in Wilmington, Ohio. With major employers DHL and ABX laying off between 7,000 and 10,000 workers, property prices have plummeted in the small town, and many homes have simply been abandoned. (Getty Images)

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