President Barack Obama speaks to mayors from across the country, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in the East Room of the White House. Vice President Joe Biden listens at left.
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Sling Of Things
A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling-shot to hurl a stone at Israeli border police, during the weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Israel has maintained that the barrier is necessary for security while Palestinians call it a land grab.
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A dancer associated with France's Moulin Rouge poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Moulin Rouge dancers will take part in the Grande Rio samba school carnival parade.
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Actor Val Kilmer, center, who will reign as this year's king of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Bacchus, laughs as he wears his new crown during his visit to Children's Hospital in New Orleans Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. As Bacchus, Kilmer will also be attending costume fittings and a private party in his honor, riding in the Bacchus parade Sunday night and attending the Bacchus ball.
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Jumping Off Point
Todd Lowick of the U.S. makes a trial jump after the Men's 10 km Mass start race at the Nordic Combined competitions of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.
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Off They Go
The Italian Air Force acrobatic squad "Frecce Tricolori" (Tricolour Arrows) compose the colors of the Italian flag during an exhibition prior to an alpine ski, Women's World Cup super-combined event, in Tarvisio, Italy, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.