British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applaud at rear.
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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who has warned U.S. taxpayers hiding money overseas that it was time to come clean with the agency, testifies before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations as it examines how offshore banks may be helping U.S. clients evade taxes through secret accounts, particularly Zurich-based USB, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
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An elephant is pulled down into the water by a mahout -- a traditional elephant trainer, to beat the heat at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
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Bird In Hand
Belarusian police academy cadets hold white doves as they prepare to release them, during a ceremony on the National Police Day, in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
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A Tibetan woman, right, looks on as Buddhist monks pray for world peace at Sawayambhu temple, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Some 300 Buddhist monks from India, Nepal and Tibet will be praying for world peace for four days.
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Balinese girls perform yoga during a competition during an international yoga festival in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Yoga teachers from around the world conduct yoga courses as a means of promoting personal health throughout the week-long event.
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A security guard keeps watch on a pedestrian crossing beside Beijing's Great Hall of the People, during a preliminary session of the National People's Congress Wednesday, March, 4, 2009. China announced plans Wednesday to boost military spending by 14.9 percent in 2009, the 19th double-digit percentage increase in defense spending in 20 years.
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Quite A Stretch
Japan's Ai Goto stretches for a shot during her women's singles first-round match against Lu Lan of China at the All England Badminton Championships in the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England, Wednesday, March 4, 2009.