The Capitol is illuminated in Washington, where the House and Senate remain in session. The two chambers will miss a deadline to avoid the "fiscal cliff" tonight, as 2013 begins. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Andy Reid as he left the field Sunday in New Jersey. His last game as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles was a 42-7 loss to the New York Giants. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering the victims: Earlier this month, two mourners paused at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., for the children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Zhang Chuanshi /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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In Sydney, Australia, early today, New Year's Eve celebrations included fireworks and a big kiss. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Dec. 4 in Brussels, before she fell ill. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The mysterious, most-interesting, super-sexy North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (And if you believe all that, you may be reading too many reports from Chinese media.) Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A makeshift shrine to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Slate and a citizen journalist are trying to track gun deaths across the nation since that Dec. 14 mass shooting. Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This WWII-era minesweeper once was a floating museum in St. Louis. Swept away in a 1993 flood, it has been under water in the river for most of the years since. But the ship has been exposed as the river's water level has fallen. (Photo taken on Dec. 14.) Army Corps of Engineers hide caption

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Eric Waite and his 8-year-old daughter Emerson went sliding Thursday in Greenfield, Mass. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Dec. 6 in Dublin. Kevin Lamarque /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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