Photos of the day Dec. 16, 2012
The Associated Press
Published: December 16, 2012 07:13PM
Updated: December 16, 2012 07:12PM
People pay respects by a makeshift memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church between Mass services, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. On Friday, a gunman allegedly killed his mother at their home and then opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A collection of the best photos from around the world Dec. 16, 2012.