Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives to make a statement Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 in Chicago, after he was impeached by the Illinois House on a wide array of offenses including criminal corruption and wasting taxpayer money. The two-term Democrat became the first governor in the history of Illinois to be impeached.
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Mike Evans, checking on the home of a friend, walks through fog and water two-feet deep Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, near Carnation, Wash. Thousands of people are still out of their homes and hundreds of trucks are stranded along highways because of floods, mudslides and avalanches in the Pacific Northwest.
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No Quick Fix
Palestinians gather next to a building used by the Islamic group Hamas after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. Israeli jets and helicopters bombarded Gaza early Friday and Hamas fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel, indicating there may be no quick end to the fighting despite a U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire.
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The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern history for American workers.
President-elect Barack Obama listens as his CIA Director-designate Leon Panetta speaks during a news conference in Washington, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.
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Aerial view of the frigid, snow covered Ruhr district, and the ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.
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Red Cross workers search for victims in a bus that was swept off the road in a landslide caused by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake near La Paz de Vara Blanca in Costa Rica, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. The Red Cross reported the death toll from the earthquake rose to at least 9.
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A man tees off in the snow on a golf practice range in Madrid, Friday Jan. 9, 2009. An unusually heavy snowfall disrupted traffic on several main roads leading into and out of the city and authorities urged people not to travel by car. The snowfall coated downtown monuments, parks and many streets in white. Snow is not uncommon in winter in central Madrid but it rarely sticks.
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Barefoot Filipino devotees climb to touch the image of the Black Nazarene during a procession to celebrate its 402nd anniversary Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Manila, Philippines. Tens of thousands of Filipino Catholics jammed the streets of Manila for a chance to touch the black image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene which many believe can deliver miracles.