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Photos of the day for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

A look at some of the stories happening around the U.S. and world in photos.

A wounded child walks at a makeshift hospital in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma after being injured in a reported airstrike by government forces on December 23, 2014. Douma, a rebel bastion northeast of the capital, has been under government siege for more than a year, with residents facing dwindling food and medical supplies. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

A miner works at the Kalinovskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makeevka near Donetsk on December 23, 2014. Work has continued at the state-run coalmine even after it was taken over by the separatist authorities of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic although pay for the miners is sporadic. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

Toni Martin, front center, cries out on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, as she talks to police at the scene where she says her son was fatally shot Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station following a shooting Tuesday in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

New York Police Department Lt. Tanisha Gurley visits a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Members of the Libyan army stand on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from the city’s port in the background after a fire broke out at a car tyre disposal plant during clashes against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on December 23, 2014. ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan street workers warm themselves around a fire in Kabul on December 23, 2014. Afghans are busy preparing for winter, with high unemployment and the high cost of living have increased the vulnerability to the weather for large sections of the population. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian man contemplates the sea during sunset off the coast of in Gaza City on December 23, 2014 . MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

A street entertainer holds her cell phone in a pavilion during a minute of rest in a pavilion in downtown Moscow decorated for the New Year and Christmas, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A Santa Claus gives sweets to a man in a hutong, in Beijing on December,23, 2014 as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian residents walk in front of All Saints Cathedral in Allahabad on December 23, 2014, decorated ahead of Christmas celebrations. Despite Christians forming a little over two percent of the billion plus population in India, with Hindus comprising the majority, Christmas is celebrated with fanfare and zeal throughout the country. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

A woman crosses a street decorated with New Year and Christmas illumination in the center of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

People walk past Seasonal decorations on a rainy evening in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, one day ahead of Christmas Eve. Weather forecasts predict a rainy Christmas in Poland. (AP Photo / Alik Keplicz)

A child from from Dofteana, northern Romania wearing a bear fur, lies on an office building’s steps while taking a break from performing a holiday season ritual in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Marines hold up a U.S. flag before Navy played San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Low clouds hover in the trees in Port Orchard as photographed from the Bremerton Harborside Marina in Bremerton, Wash. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)