Far, Far Away
Image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and released Thursday Feb. 5, 2009 shows the spiral galaxy NGC-4921 along with a spectacular backdrop of more distant galaxies. It was created from a total of 80 separate pictures through yellow and near-infrared filters.
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A Palestinian boy is silhouetted behind a Palestinian flag in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Israel says it has given permission for the Palestinian Authority to transfer money from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip to pay government officials there. It's the first such transfer since the end of the three-week Israeli offensive in Gaza last month.
Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
A Bangladeshi tomato vendor takes a nap at a wholesale market in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Rahman
Central Intelligence Agency Director nominee Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination.
Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Going To The Dogs
A French Mastiff named Brando poses for pictures during a press conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. The French Mastiff will be competing for the first time at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden for two days, starting on Monday, Feb. 9.
Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Former hostage Sigifredo Lopez, second left, a former provincial lawmaker, reunites with his sons Lucas Lopez, left, Sergio Lopez, second right, and his mother Nelly Tabon after his release by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as he arrives in Cali, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Lopez had been held captive by FARC for six years.
Credit: AP Photo/Christian Escobar Mora
G. J. Neagle, a Kennebec County, Maine, Sheriff's Dept. diver, sits on the edge of a hole cut through 16 inches of ice while waiting to dive during a training session on Minnehonk Lake in Mt. Vernon, Maine, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. The early morning air temperature was minus-15 degrees while the water was a relatively balmy 32 degrees.
Credit: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
Farm worker Edgar Rousey looks at the few oranges salvaged on John Steffy's farm near Indiantown, Fla., early Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, as the sprinkler system washes away the ice from tomato plants in the background. Steffy reported that because of the cold, his tomato and orange crops have been lost this year.
Credit: AP Photo/J. Pat Carter
Actress Renee Zellweger, center, is kissed by Hasty Pudding Theatricals actors in drag Tom Compton, left, and Dave Andersson, right, during a parade through the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Zellweger was honored as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.
Credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne