President George W. Bush reflects on a question as he holds his last formal news conference at the White House, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Washington.
Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris smiles during a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, after hearing he would be seated in the Senate later this week.
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Fuel For The Fire
Fares al-Dali drinks tea as he sits on a pile of wood and cartons in a house in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. In the al-Dali family's two-room shack in the camp, 21 people -- half of them relatives who fled the fighting -- take turns sleeping because the family doesn't have enough mattresses. For lack of fuel, they cook on trash fires -- paper and cartons collected in the neighborhood.
Credit: AP Photo/Adel Hana
An Israeli army mortar squad fires a round towards a target in the Gaza Strip, from the Israel side of the border, in southern Israel, Monday Jan. 12, 2009. Israeli warplanes pounded the homes of Hamas leaders in Gaza and ground troops edged ever closer to the territory's densely-populated urban center Monday but reported casualties were low, an indication that Hamas was largely avoiding pitched battles.
Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
A bald eagle surveys the water while flying over the Des Moines River, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, below the Lake Red Rock dam near Pella, Iowa.
Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
President-elect Barack Obama speaks to reporters during his meeting with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, not pictured, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009.
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Standing near the Federal Court building in New York, a reporter holds court papers Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, that outline a ruling that will allow disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff to remain free on bail Monday, rejecting an attempt by prosecutors to send him to jail for mailing more than $1 million in jewelry to family and friends over the holidays.
Credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Cold Wind Blows
North Dakota State University student Emily Eslinger holds down her hood while walking against the wind Monday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Fargo, N.D. The temperature had dipped below zero and it felt even colder thanks to winds blowing at 26 mph. A fast-moving blizzard blew through North Dakota on Monday, closing schools and causing more headaches for residents still trying to dig out from a record December snowfall.
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EcoXperience, a new element highlighting the green future of the automotive industry is shown at the North American International Auto Show Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Detroit. Show attendees can experience the latest in technology in a ride-and-drive format on a track built in Michigan Hall. NAIAS organizers have set aside 70,000 sq. ft. of floor space to feature this initiative in panoramic nature surroundings.