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    Dec. 22, 2008: Furie McManus, left, and Lilli Lenz shovel out from a second snowstorm in Montpelier, Vt.

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    Dec. 22, 2008: This photo shows the aftermath of a retention wall collapse in Harriman, Tenn. A retention pond wall collapsed early Monday morning at a power plant run by the TVA, the nation's largest public utility, releasing a frigid mix of water and ash that flooded about 10 homes nearby.

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    Dec. 22, 2008: A Christmas tree and menorahs stand in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street began a holiday-shortened week on a cautious note Monday, with stocks fluctuating in light trading as investors reacted to a bleak outlook from Toyota Motor Corp. and disappointing earnings from drugstore operator Walgreen Co.

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    Dec. 22, 2008: A horse stands in snow up to its belly from a second snowstorm in East Montpelier, Vt.

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    Sarah Jo Pender is shown in this undated photo. Pender, 29, a convicted murderer who escaped from an Indiana prison last August, was captured in Chicago hours after her story was featured in a Dec. 20, 2008, episode of 'America's Most Wanted,' authorities said.

    AP/Chicago Police Department
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    Dec. 21, 2008: Hundreds wait for hours to return to the Alaska Airlines counter to get a new booking after their flights were canceled due to weather at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Two runways are operational at SeaTac Airport, but airlines are canceling many flights. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says hundreds of people are stranded waiting for their next flight.

    AP/The News Tribune