Ready To Soar
A bird flies above the orange external fuel tank and solid rocket booster of the space shuttle Atlantis as it is covered by the Rotating Service Structure at launch pad 39-B, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA rescheduled the Atlantis shuttle launch for Sept. 6, 2006 after Tropical Storm Ernesto and an earlier lighting strike caused delays in this mission.
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Flowers For Irwin
Visitors deliver flowers to the Australia Zoo Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at Beerwah, home of Australian international media personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin, who died on the Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland, Australia, Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. Irwin, known as The Crocodile Hunter, was killed by a stingray barb to his heart while filming a new television series.
Credit: AP Photo/Steve Holland
A supporter of leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador grimaces in front of the Federal Electoral Tribunal in Mexico City, Sept. 5, 2006. Mexico's electoral court was expected to declare conservative Felipe Calderon the winner of the hotly contested presidential vote, but political turmoil was still simmering. Lopez Obrador has called for the election to be annulled.
A Winner For Wynn?
Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn watches a fountain performance with his wife Elaine at the Wynn Macau hotel during its opening ceremony in Macau Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. Wynn was ready to throw open the doors of his new $1.2 billion casino to gamblers Wednesday in Macau, the Chinese territory that's rivaling the Las Vegas Strip as the world's epicenter for gambling.
Credit: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
U.S. first baseman Jennie Finch waves to the audience during an awards ceremony for the Women's Softball World Championship in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. The U.S. blanked Japan, 3-0, to take top honors.
Credit: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
South African guards of honor in position before the arrival of South African President Thabo Mbeki, and his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin at Tuynhuys, Cape Town, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. Putin, arrived on for a two-day visit expected to strengthen economic ties and political cooperation on issues like U.N. reform and the Iranian nuclear standoff.
Credit: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
China Parents' Crash Pad
Parents of freshmen sleep in a gymnasium of the Huazhong Normal University, after seeing their children registered at the university on September 5, 2006 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. Over 300 parents had to sleep on the ground in the gymnasium due to hotels nearby being full. Some of China's top universities asked new students to leave their parents at home to try and prevent the impromptu sleepovers.
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Fit For Festivities
A worker cleans the pillar of Imam Abbas shrine to mark the birth anniversary of Shiite Imam Al-Mehdi, in Karbala, 70 miles south of Baghdad Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shiites are expected to participate in an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala to mark the 15th day of Shaaban on Sept. 8 and 9, 2006, the birthday of the Shiite saint.
Credit: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
Asuncion bus driver Julio Cesar Delgado, 26, displays his lips, which he had sewn shut on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 to protest his firing from the no. 42 bus line in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Credit: AP Photo/Jorge Saenz
Firefighters, back right, watch as flames destroy a structure at Southwest Plastics Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, in Longview, Texas. The firefighters couldn't put water on the blaze because runoff could contaminate the nearby Sabine River.
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Hide And Seek
Karma Mai, 4, plays under a stone bridge in College Hill park while having lunch and playing hide and seek with her mother and sister in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.
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Spectators take shelter under an umbrella as rain once again suspends play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. The weather has wreaked havoc with the schedule at this year's Open.