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News of the world, Dec 7

News of the world, Dec 7
Customers shop in a branch of Woolworths in Camden on Dec. 5 in London, England. Retailers are discounting earlier than usual in the pre-Christamas shopping period. Woolworths went into administration on Nov. 26, putting it's 815 stores and 30,000 employees at risk. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
Workers occupy the Republic Windows and Doors factory Dec. 6 in Chicago, Illinois. The workers, who received a three day's notice that their factory was shutting down, are occupying the facility demanding severance and vacation pay they maintain they are owed. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
Palestinian woman Hiyam Jaber, 60, looks through a shattered window the morning after militant Israeli settlers tried to break into her home on Dec. 5 in Hebron in the West Bank. Tensions remained high after a night of militant settler rioting in the town which broke out after Israeli police evacuated right-wing Israelis from a disputed house. A number of Palestinian houses were damaged in the riots and at least one Palestinian was wounded by settler gunfire. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange moments before the closing bell Dec. 5 in New York City. Despite a new monthly jobs report that again saw sharp rises in the number of Americans who have lost their jobs, stocks rallied in late trading with the Dow up more than 250 points after the close. The unemployment rate has now risen to 6.7 percent as employers shed 533,000 jobs in November. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
Christmas shoppers attend the Galeria Kaufhof warehouse on Dec. 6 in Munich, Germany. Burdened by the global financial meltdown, Germans are expected to spend less on Christmas presents this year, compared to 2007. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
OJ Simpson (L) stands in court with attorney Yale Galanter during his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center Dec. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
US president George W. Bush looks at the Union League of Philadelphia's presidential portrait of himself during its unveiling at Lincoln Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 6. The portrait was painted by Mark Carder. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Dec 7
Pakistani shopkeepers watch as policemen inspect the blast site in Peshawar on Dec. 6 a day after an explosives-laden car blew up in a busy shopping area. Six more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a huge bomb blast that ripped through a crowded marketplace in northwest Pakistan, taking the toll to 27, police said. (Getty Images)