Global shares, oil fall on fears of U.S. "fiscal cliff"
Traders work in front of a trading board showing Shutterstock Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A general view of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
A man is reflected on an electronic board displaying currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo December 13, 2012. Japan's Nikkei average surged above 9,700 for the first time in eight months, led by exporters, as the yen fell to a multi-month low...more
People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A visitor walks near the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A city trader monitors stock prices in London.
The logo of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pictured at its office in Singapore July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong
A German ocularist produces individual glass-blown human eye prostheses for people who have lost an eye due to a trauma, illness or accident.
A look at animals caught in the crossfire of the Syrian civil war.
Rock legends hit the stage for the victims of Sandy.
More than 100 struggling families are living as squatters in a former public office in Rome, which has been empty for 12 years.