Daniel Inouye (D-HI) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC on December 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye, the second-longest serving member of Senate, died December 17 of respiratory complications. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Palestinians celebrate during a mass wedding ceremony for 436 couples in Rafah, Gaza, on December 19, 2012. The mass wedding was organized by the National Islamic Committee and funding by the institution of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Al Nahyan (President of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Anu Dhabi) for humanitarian action for Palestinian couples who are unable to afford expensive ceremonies. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Culpo, 20, is from Rhode Island. She is the first American to win the Miss Universe crown since Brook Lee in 1997. UPI/Greg Harbaugh/HO
The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference Tuesday. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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