Villagers push a box filled with water hyacinth, among others, covered in oil slick after an oil tanker sank in one of the world's largest mangrove forests in the Sundarbans, in Joymani village, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The oil tanker carrying more than 350,000 liters (92,500 gallons) of bunker oil sank Tuesday on the major river flowing through the Sundarbans after being hit by a cargo vessel. The slick had spread over up to 70 kilometers (45 miles) of the Shela river, threatening several types of animals including rare Irrawaddy dolphins, a senior official of the Bangladesh Forest Department said. (AP Photo)
The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally nearby by gun-rights advocates to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The wedding party was not part of the protest, but posed for pictures with it after being handed it by gun activist Brandon Lyons, who said "we've all just broken the law," by handing the gun over. Saturday's protest was called the "I Will Not Comply" rally, and those attending said they will openly exchange firearms in opposition to the state's new voter-approved universal background check law, Initiative 594. The law, which took effect on Dec. 4, requires background checks on all sales and transfers, including private transactions and many loans and gifts. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
IraqShiite faithful pilgrims gather between, the holy shrine of Imam Hussein and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the preparations for the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP/Hadi Mizban)
A relative of a disappeared youth sits with her face wrapped in a shawl, in front of a banner showing portraits of missing Kashmiris during a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. According to APDP some 8,000-10,000 people have gone missing since the beginning of the Kashmir conflict in 1989, after being arrested by Indian security forces and other security agencies. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Protesters in the streets of Berkeley, California on December 7, 2014. For the last four nights, thousands have marched and blocked highways in solidarity with Eric Garner and other victims of police violence. (Annette Bernhardt / Flickr)
Followers of the ruling Broad Front party celebrate after Uruguay's polling stations closed in Montevideo, Uruguay Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Exits polls shows that Broad Front coalition candidate and former president Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay's presidential election, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has legalized gay marriage and moved to create the world's first state-run marijuana marketplace. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Ezequiel Mora, father of Alexander Mora, one of 43 college students missing since September whose body has now been positively identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, stands next to an altar in his son's memory, at their home in the town of El Pericon, Mexico, Sunday Dec. 7, 2014. A family member of another missing student told The Associated Press that the remains were of Alexander Mora. The families were given that information late Friday by an Argentine team of forensic experts working on behalf of the relatives and with the Attorney General's Office.
Women herd their sheep to their village in Huaraz, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Peru's glaciers have lost more one-fifth of their mass in just three decades, and the 70 percent Peru’s 30 million people who inhabit the country’s Pacific coastal desert, depend on glacial runoff for hydropower and to irrigate crops, meaning their electricity and long-term food security could also be in peril. Higher alpine temperatures are killing off plant and animal species in cloud forests and scientists predict Pacific fisheries will suffer.
Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, offers communion to people on the Mexican side of the international border in Nogales, Ariz. Kicanas and Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O'Malley, along with several Bishops who serve along the U.S./Mexico border, were visiting the border town to bring awareness to immigration reform and to remember those who have died trying to cross the border in years past.