Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Stocks extended their losses in an erratic session Tuesday as investors wrestled with the reality that the economy is still far from a recovery. The pessimism that has dominated the markets for months stifled some tentative bargain hunting and in the process unraveled several attempts at a rally.
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Mr. Brown's In Town
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown walk from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2009, after their meeting, to have a working lunch in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House.
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Nation In Termoil
A woman looks toward the national assembly building as residents wait for Parliamentary leader Raimundo Pereira to be sworn in as interim president, one day after the assassination of Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Tuesday, March 3, 2009. The military has blamed an "isolated group" of soldiers for Monday's assassination of Vieira, who had ruled for 22 of the past 29 years.
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Crocuses blossom at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
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Heikki Kovalainen of Finland drives his McLaren F1 car during a test session at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
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Now You CeBIT
A visitor watches a light installation at the booth of IBM at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, northern Germany, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
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Israel's Likud party leader and Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shake hands before their meeting in Jerusalem Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Clinton promised to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable."
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Continental Airlines flight 3306 from Toronto casts a shadow over a snow-covered parking lot as it approaches Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey, March 3, 2009. A massive late winter snowstorm pummeled the Northeast on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights at the three major airports serving New York City -- more than 900 flights were canceled -- a majority of all flights at Kennedy, Newark and LaGuardia.