A pedestrian passes a wall mural of an owl's eyes outside the Johannesburg Zoo, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, as bitterly cold weather continued for a second day. While Americans sweat through a heat wave, the country is facing some of the harshest winter weather in years.
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Soldiers At Sunrise
Israeli soldiers are seen riding on armored vehicles during an incursion in southern Lebanon near the village of Aitrun early Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Israeli soldiers have taken up positions in or near 11 towns and villages across south Lebanon, the army said Thursday, as Israel tries to carve out a 5-mile-wide Hezbollah-free zone ahead of what it hopes will be a speedy deployment of a multinational force there.
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Summer In The City
The sun comes up through the haze over New York City on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Steamy, sticky weather should continue across much of the eastern U.S. Thursday before breaking in the evening. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s and reaching triple digits in some areas on the East coast.
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Contestants wait to show their long hair during a hair contest in Tianshan Town of Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The contestants range in age from 20 to 40 years old.
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Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov shows an almost 7,000-year-old stone tablet found in Bulgaria during a news conference in Sofia, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The tablet bears carvings that might turn out to be one of the world's oldest inscriptions. It carries five distinct signs each made up of two elements, Ovcharov said.
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A window washer works on the facade of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Workers are spending the week preparing for Saturday's Fan Fest event where Carolina Panthers fans can watch the NFL football team at practice.
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A Palestinian artist paints Lebanese flags on the remains of a Hezbollah rocket that landed Wednesday near a village east of the West Bank town of Jenin on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.
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Pugs & Kisses
Two dogs look on at the Pugs and Kisses Fashion Show in Parsons Green on August 3, 2006, in London. The show and silent auction for Julien Macdonald-customized Doggy Tees benefit the Pets as Therapy program.
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A woman walks through the wind on a Hong Kong street Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Hong Kong raised its storm alert to Strong Wing Signal No. 3 Thursday, as Typhoon Prapiroon, strengthening from a severe tropical storm, moves toward the coast of Guangdong in southern China.
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To The Moon
Don Krupp, chief of the vehicle analysis branch at Marshall Space Flight Center, talks about the design of the next generation moon rockets while talking with a group of journalists, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, in Huntsville, Ala. Engineers said they plan to cover parts of it with the same foam that doomed Columbia and has posed problems throughout the space shuttle program, but shouldn't be a safety issue.
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A sadhu, or Hindu holy man, holds a trident while taking a holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of Hinduism's important centers.
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Calm In Cuba
A child walks past a dancer of Giganteria's group taking a break on a street in Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Cubans calmly continue their daily lives three days after ailing Fidel Castro temporarily ceded control to his brother Raul following major surgery.
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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terror, during an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.
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George Alvarez cools off with his Golden Retriever Captain Ron in the Unisphere fountain at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2006 in the Queens borough of New York.
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A Father's Grief
An Iraqi father mourns at a local morgue for his two sons, Mohammed, 16, and Ahmed, 18, killed in the previous day's bomb attacks on a soccer field, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq. The two homemade bombs went off Wednesday on the soccer field in the mostly Shiite district of Amil in west Baghdad, killing both players and spectators ranging in age from 15 to 25 police said.
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Indonesian soldiers observe from their armored vehicles during a ceremony in Jakarta, Aug. 3, 2006. Some 678 Indonesian soldiers rounded up from the army and navy armed with forty six V150 armored vehicles are ready to join the United Nation peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
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Under stormy skies, the tall ship U.S. Brig. Niagara, left, and Windy II, right, position themselves for a parade of tall ships on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.
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Puiji, a 20 year-old beluga whale swims, with her new calf Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The estimated five and one-half foot long, 125-pound male calf was born on Monday, July 17, 2006 at the aquarium. Puiji and her calf will not be on public display for at least a month. Shedd's 24-hour animal care staff continues to closely monitor the health of the pair.
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Goodbye West Wing
Lonnie J. Hovey, Director of Preservation, Executive Office of the President, removes the White House press briefing room sign from the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing of the White House Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 in Washington. Reporters are moving out of the White House into trailers and a temporary workspace as the area will undergo a major renovation which will take at least nine months.
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Vistors watch a rare albino alligator on display at the Los Angeles Zoo at the start of the zoo's summer promotion of "Out of The Swamp," Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The promotion will give visitors a glimpse of the elusive alligator and educate families on the importance of swamps. According to Cajun Lore, staring into the eyes of a white gator means good luck and fortune will follow.
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