Matters Of State
President Barack Obama makes remarks to representatives of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Friday, March 20, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington.
Credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Doing The Dirty Work
First lady Michelle Obama takes part in the groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2009, with students from Washington's Bancroft Elementary School.
Credit: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
A small Ben Bernanke doll was handed out to convention attendees during the Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention and Techworld gathering, a day before the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at a conference of ICBA Friday, March 20, 2009, in Phoenix.
Credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Where's The Work?
A line of job applicants snakes through a line to attend the CUNY Big Apple Job Fair Friday, March 20, 2009 in New York. The fair attracts several thousand college-educated applicants. New jobless claims fell more than expected last week, but continuing claims set a new record for the eighth straight week and few economists expect the labor market to improve anytime soon.
Credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Peanut Butter Prize
Jordyn Boyer, 10, of Lebanon, Pa., was named the grand prize winner in the Seventh Annual "Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest" Friday, March 20, 2009, in New York. Jordyn's winning entry is Po' Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak. Jordyn won a $25,000 college scholarship fund.
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Fish Out Of Water
Swimmer Michael Phelps, foreground, and members of the U.S. National Swim Team carry a rigid-hulled inflatable boat during a Surf Passage exercise Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Naval Special Warfare Center at the Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, in Coronado, Calif. The swim team was participating in a Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL student exercise.
Credit: AP/U.S. Navy, Blake R. Midnight
Drops To Drink
A young boy drinks water from a public tap as another child has a taste, in Amritsar, India, Friday, March 20, 2009, ahead of World Water Day, March 22. There is no direct supply of water at homes in most of India's poor neighborhoods and people have to depend on a regulated supply of water from public taps erected on roadsides, with a single tap catering to hundreds of households.
Credit: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Electoral poster of Imer Selmani, presidential candidate of the ethnic Albanian New Democracy, saying "New spring for Macedonia" is seen between umbrellas during the final rally in Macedonia's capital Skopje, on Friday, March 20, 2009, two days before the presidential and local elections in this Balkan's country.
Credit: AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski
Michal Novotny, of the Czech Republic, second from right, competes on his way to win a men's snowboard cross event, followed by Canada's Robert Fagan, left, and Germany's David Speiser, right, at the Snowboard World Cup Finals in Chiesa Valmalenco, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Armando Trovati
Money To Burn?
A firefighter walks past the entrance of the Empress Casino Friday, March 20, 2009, in Joliet, Ill. as fire crews attempt to contain the fire that heavily damaged the structure.
Credit: AP Photo/M. Spencer Green