Editor’s choice – December 3

December 3, 2009

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal speaks to the military at US base Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan, December 2, 2009. The first of 30,000 new U.S. troops will arrive in Afghanistan in two to three weeks, top U.S. officials said on Wednesday, even as they made clear plans to start bringing the soldiers home in 18 months could slip.  REUTERS/Mustafa Quraishi/Pool

A woman cries during a rally “Russia Against Terror”, commemorating the victims of the crashed Nevsky express train, at Poklonnaya Hill in the Victory Park in Moscow, December 2, 2009. A bomb caused the Russian train crash that killed dozens of people and injured 100 more, officials said on Saturday, stoking fears of an upsurge in attacks in Russia’s heartland.  REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

Six-year-old Sneha Shahu (L) receives treatment in a rehabilitation center for children who were born with mental and physical disabilities in Bhopal December 2, 2009. Bhopalis and environmental groups say many more people have been harmed since Union Carbide Corp, now part of Dow Chemical Co., developed a toxic gas leak in 1984 resulting in thousands of people dying in the aftermath, in what is called one of the world’s worst industrial disaster. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

A dancer from the Momix dance company performs during their show ‘Bothanica’ in Madrid December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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