Article Photos: EU scores hat-trick with Greek, bank deals, Nobel 12/14

French President Francois Hollande, center left, shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti as they arrive for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully-fledged banking union and Greeceâs euro partners approved billions of euros in bailout loans that will prevent the nation from going bankrupt. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)