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Wednesday in Pictures: December 16
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Traders in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange react after it was announced that they Federal Reserve would increase interest rates in Chicago on Wednesday. The Federal Reserves raised the interest rates for the first time since 2006 by 0.25 percentage points.— Joshua Lott / Getty Images
Men in ceremonial uniforms use ropes to pull a carriage transporting the royal urn containing the remains of Thailand's most senior Buddhist monk, the late Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, in Bangkok on Wednesday. Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Bangkok on December 16 as the carriage transported the royal urn of the late Supreme Patriarch, who died in 2013 at the age of 100, ahead of the cremation ceremony.— CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP - Getty Images
Piles of life jackets used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean sea from the Turkish coast remain stacked on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Dec. 16, 2015. Greek authorities say two people have drowned and 83 others have been rescued after a wooden boat crammed with refugees sank in the Aegean Sea off the eastern Greek island of Lesbos.— Santi Palacios / AP