President Barack Obama arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, after a day trip to Elkhart, Ind. Seeking to seal a giant economic stimulus deal in Congress, Obama bolted Washington in favor of another audience: everyday, hurting people. His town hall in northern Indiana on Monday was the start of a weeklong sales job, featuring Obama's two strongest assets: himself and his promise of help.
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Alex Rodriguez is interviewed by ESPN's Peter Gammons on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Rodriguez admitted during the interview that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03, saying he did so because of the pressures of being baseball's highest-paid player.
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Judy and Kevin Purtzel survey their property damaged by bushfires near Marysville, north of Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. The deadliest wildfires in Australia's history burned people in their homes and cars and wiped out entire towns, officials discovered as they reached farther into the fire zone.
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Dolly, a miniature poodle from Silver Lake, Ore., yawns as she is groomed backstage during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Key To The City
U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger, left, holds the key to the city he received from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, Monday Feb. 9, 2009, at City Hall in New York. Sullenberger, on Jan. 15, 2009, safely guided U.S. Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in the Hudson River, saving all 155 passengers and crew aboard.
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The Earth (unseen) casts a faint shadow over the southwestern part of the Moon during the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in a full moon Monday Feb. 9, 2009, in Manila, Philippines. It was the first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse to occur this year.
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If The Shoe Fits
The legs and shoes of some of the 23 regional beauty queens from all over Germany are seen as they pose for a group photo at the Europapark amusement park in Rust, southern Germany, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. On Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, they will compete for the title "Miss Germany."
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End In Sight?
A Palestinian police officer searches in the rubble of a destroyed building in the main security compound used by Hamas, after it was hit by an Israeli air strike early Monday in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Israeli aircraft struck two targets in Gaza as mediators tried to firm up a long-term Gaza cease-fire a day before Israelis go to the polls in a national election.