Preparing For Battle
Israeli soldiers cover their faces with camouflage paint in northern Israel before crossing the border into Lebanon Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Hezbollah fighters fought to stop Israeli forces from capturing the town of Bint Jbail in the heaviest fighting of Israel's two-week offensive in Lebanon.
Credit: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
Two Chinese U.N. soldiers wait while a bulldozer clears the rubble from a destroyed building that was attacked by Israeli missiles as part of a search for the bodies of missing persons in the southern coastal Lebanon city of Tyre, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. China on Wednesday demanded that Israel apologize for an attack in Lebanon that killed a Chinese U.N. observer.
Credit: AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan at La Farnesina Foreign Ministry in Rome, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Senior officials from the U.S., Europe and several Arab nations met with the aim of agreeing on a plan for ending more than two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon, but no agreement was reached.
Credit: AP Photo/Plinio Lepri
Roots Of Revolution
Cuban President Fidel Castro arrives to attend the 53rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada military barracks in Bayamo, in Cuba's Granma province, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The attack, in 1953, is said to be the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
Credit: AP Photo/Javier Galeano
Police officers escort a man accused in the July 11 train bombings, right, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Investigators have arrested two more suspects in connection with the bombings on the Mumbai commuter rail network that claimed more than 200 lives.
Anastasia Gloushkov, from Israel, performs during the Syncro Solo Free Routine preliminary competition at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
Credit: AP Photo/Michael Sohn
Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein shouts during his trial in the U.S.-controlled Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday July 26, 2006. A thinner but combative Saddam appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since his hunger strike and hospitalization, complaining that he had been brought against his will and asking to be executed by firing squad if the court sentences him to death.
Credit: AP Photo/Jamal Nasralah
A derailed train of the Saint-Bernard Express lies in debris near Bovernier, just above on the St. Bernhard route, Valais, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The river Durnand had swollen to a torrent after heavy rainfall, and some 3,000 people were evacuated from the area for a couple of hours.
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Shackled Shooting Suspect
Zachariah Blanton, 17, of Gaston, Ind., center, is led into the Jackson County Courthouse in Brownstown, Ind., by sheriff's deputies Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Blanton, who confessed to a series of highway shootings that killed a man in southern Indiana, had been on a hunting trip with relatives but got into an argument and drove off in anger shortly before the attacks, a prosecutor said. A judge set a Dec. 13 trial date.
Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy
Jeremy Sheldon of Lamar Outdoor Advertising hangs an anti-methamphetamine billboard in Great Falls, Mont., Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The billboard and other anti-meth advertisements are being funded across the state by the Montana Meth Project. The Montana Meth Project was kicked off last year when Thomas Siebel, a software billionaire, donated $5.6 million to help launch the ad campaign.
Credit: AP/Great Falls Tribune, R. Loznak
Can You Dig It?
Professor of geology Evangelia Tsoukala holds the skull of a mesopithecus at an excavation in Halkidiki, northern Greece, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The skull is believed to be more than 5 million years old, researchers said.
Credit: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis
Capitol police remove Medea Benjamin from the House gallery after she disrupted a speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, July 26, 2006, as the prime minister addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
Credit: AP Photo/Dennis Cook
Yates Verdict No. 2
Andrea Yates, flanked by her lawyers George Parnham, left, and Wendell Odom, looks on after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity in her second murder trial for the 2001 bathtub drownings of her young children, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Houston.
Credit: AP/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer
Silhouetted by the rising sun, Charlotte Firefighter Nate Ross takes a break after hosing down remaining hot spots at the scene of a two-alarm fire early Wednesday morning July 26, 2006, at the Waterford Square Apartments in Charlotte, NC. There were no reported injuries and the fire remains under investigation.
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Opening Day At The Spa
An unidentified horse is walked under the maples on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga opened its gates for the 138th season of racing Wednesday. The 36-day meeting continues through Labor Day.
Credit: AP Photo/Jim McKnight