Daschle Nom Doomed
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle speaks on Capitol Hill Feb. 2, 2009, in Washington. Daschle withdrew his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, amid problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.
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Political Face Off
An Israeli worker hangs an election poster for Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu over one of Labor Party leader Ehud Barak in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and Barak trailing far behind. Elections are scheduled for Feb. 10, 2009.
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Latticia Gaffney, widow of Corp. Charles P. Gaffney, Jr., watches as her twin daughters Mia and Cara Gaffney receive a flag during their father's funeral at Arlington Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Gaffney Jr., 42, of Phoenix, died Dec. 24 in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his combat outpost was hit by enemy rocket fire. He was assigned to Fort Campbell.
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Local residents walk past a bridge destroyed in an explosion Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber, near Peshawar. Islamic militants allegedly blew up the bridge in northwest Pakistan, cutting a major supply line for western troops in Afghanistan. The attack was the latest in a series on the Khyber Pass by insurgents seeking to hamper the U.S.-led mission against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
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First lady Michelle Obama, right, throws her arms up before she and her husband, President Barack Obama, read to second graders at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
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Lion In Winter
Nine-month old lion Stella is seen at the zoo in the town of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. The zoo received two lions, Simba and Stella, as a gift from Bulgarian circus artists.
Credit: AP Photo/Petar Petrov
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, lower left, greets fans during the Super Bowl victory parade in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. The Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in football's Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
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Server Leslie Ramirez carries a tray full of Grand Slam breakfasts to customers at a Denny's restaurant in Irvine, Calif. early Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. The restaurant chain gave away free Grand Slams, which include pancakes, eggs, bacon strips and sausage links, on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. to reacquaint customers with its brand and showcase its meals as value-friendly options for cash-conscious consumers.
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A shopper looks on as Canadian freestyle ski team member Jon Vellner flies through the air during a media availability at a shopping mall in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. The Canadian freestyle team is in town to take part in the 2009 Freestyle World Cup taking place at Cypress Mountain over the weekend.
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