Caskets In Demand
A Lebanese soldier prepares to place bodies of victims of Israeli bombardments from the last several days in coffins at a parking lot in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Wednesday Aug. 2, 2006. Israel launched its deepest ground strike into Lebanon on Wednesday, claiming it killed 10 Hezbollah guerrillas and captured five in the northeastern city of Baalbek, while nearby air raids killed at least 15 civilians.
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Israeli soldiers carry the coffin, wrapped in an Israeli flag, of Staff Sgt. Yehunatan Einhorn during his funeral at the Mt. Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. Einhorn was killed Tuesday during fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.
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Shade No Sanctuary
A woman sleeps on a bench during the morning heat in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 in New York. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the New York area through Thursday, alerting that temperatures of 103 degrees were possible Wednesday.
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Bearing The Heat
Coldilocks, a 25-year-old female polar bear, enjoys a block of frozen fruit in the midday heat at the Philadelphia Zoo Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Philadelphia. The National Weather Service said temperatures in Philadelphia were expected to top out at around 102 Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, In The Southern Hemisphere
Residents frolic in the snow in Clarens, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. While Americans sweat through a heat wave, the country is facing some of the harshest winter weather in years. At least four people have been reported killed, police said. Heavy snow, rain and rock falls closed mountain roads in parts of the interior, including a border post with Lesotho, according to local news reports.
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Hands From Outer Space?
A Christie's employee's hands can be seen smoothing a Star Trek costume on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 in London. The costume is part of the '40 Years of Star Trek' collection and is expected to sell for $15,000-22,500 when it is offered for sale at Christie's New York in October.
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Champ Gets A Lift
Koki Kameda of Japan is lifted by Mongolian sumo grand champion Asashoryu after defeating Juan Jose Landaeta of Venezuela to win the World Boxing Association light flyweight title bout at Yokohama Arena August 2, 2006 in Yokohama, Japan.
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Indonesia Terror Hunt
Indonesian soldiers stand guard at a village near the town of Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. Indonesian anti-terror forces searched villages in the area Wednesday after they received information that alleged militant leader Noordin Top may be hiding out there, media reports said.
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Steamed Over Salary
Riot police confront a group of election volunteers who were marching towards the Independent Elections Commission office in Kinshasa, Wednesday Aug. 2, 2006. Election volunteers were demonstrating asking for the salary they were promised for their services during Sunday's vote. It is expected to take over three weeks to know the official result of Sunday's first democratic election in Congo in over 45 years.
Credit: AP Photo/Jerome Delay
A man and child ride in a forklift as they pass a factory showing an image of Fidel Castro that reads "Socialism or Death" in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. The government, seeking to reassure Cubans after surgery forced Fidel Castro to temporarily cede power for the first time in 47 years, released a statement from him saying his health is stable, his spirits good and the defense of the island guaranteed.
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A zoo worker feeds penguins at the Niteroi Zoo, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 2, 2006. The Brazilian Air Force said it would help some 50 stray penguins dragged by ocean currents to the warm waters off Rio de Janeiro get back to their icy natural habitat. Brazil began operating penguin airlifts in 2000, returning as many as 100 a year to their natural habitat.
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