Former financier Bernard Madoff, center, is escorted by federal agents into Federal Court in Manhattan, Thursday, March 12, 2009, in New York. Saying he was "deeply sorry and ashamed," Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history and was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs to the delight of his seething victims.
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Judith Welling, left center, a Manhattan resident who lost money investing with Bernard Madoff, talks to the media outside the courthouse Thursday, March 12, 2009 in New York.
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Mourners are seen in front of flowers and burning candles in Winnenden, southern Germany, Thursday, March 12, 2009. The 17-year-old gunman who went on a rampage at his former school and killed 15 people before taking his own life gave a warning in an Internet chatroom only hours earlier and said he was "sick of this life," officials said Thursday.
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A man leads his camels, as tourists watch the sun set over the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, Thursday, March 12, 2009.
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Dog Has His Day
Max, a Chesapeake Bay dog, leaps in the air Wednesday, March 11, 2009, biting at flying snow thrown from a snow blower operated by his owner, Tom Leiferman, in Jamestown, N.D. A March blizzard closed highways and left behind snow drifts as deep as 10 feet in parts of North Dakota.
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V For Vote
Supporters of Mauricio Funes, presidential candidate of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front party, FMLN, gesture during a political rally in San Salvador, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. El Salvador's presidential elections are scheduled for March 15.
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V For Victory
A Pakistani protester flashes a victory sign from within a police van in Karachi, Pakistan, on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Police detained protest leaders Thursday and stopped hundreds of marchers from leaving Pakistan's largest city for a rally in the capital, underscoring the government's determination to squelch the demonstration. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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Anti-Kremlin activists march during a protest in downtown Moscow, Thursday, March 12, 2009. Russia's anti-Kremlin activists were holding protests across the country Thursday to criticize the government's response to the financial crisis.