Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, center, leaves U.S. District Court in Manhattan escorted by U.S. Marshals after a bail hearing in New York, on Mon., Jan. 5, 2009. Prosecutors on Monday said Madoff violated bail conditions by mailing about $1 million worth of jewelry and other assets to relatives and should be jailed without bail.
President George W. Bush meets with Sudan's First Vice President Salva Kiir, a former rebel leader in the Sudan People's Liberation Army, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
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Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris holds a news conference at Chicago's Midway airport Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, before leaving for Washington for a high-stakes showdown on Capitol Hill about whether he'll succeed President-elect Barack Obama in Congress. Burris was appointed last week by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Out Of The Running
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson puts on a smile as he leaves a news conference, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Santa Fe, N.M., after withdrawing his name from consideration for the nomination as U.S. Commerce Department secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. At left is Brian Condit, the governor's chief of staff.
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A shattered window is seen after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Israel seized control of high-rise buildings and attacked houses, mosques and smuggling tunnels as it pressed forward with its offensive against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Monday, even as a stream of European leaders headed for the region to press for a truce.
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Quest For Peace
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen during a press conference at Abbas' headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, as part of his two-day Middle East trip to seek "paths for peace" in Gaza. Sarkozy will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Abbas lost control of Gaza to Hamas in June 2007.
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An aerial view of a mudslide along a highway near the village of Aquil Grande, northern Guatemala, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. The landslide that hit Sunday left at least 22 people dead and 15 injured, officials said.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Caution returned to Wall Street Monday with the Dow falling 81 points as investors gave back some gains from last week's rally even as they found some encouragement from President-elect Barack Obama's calls for an economic stimulus package.
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On The Hill
President-elect Barack Obama, right, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calf., point to visitors during a tour of the Capitol Building in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, following their meeting.
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President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama get their daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, ready for their first day of school in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. The family is staying at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington.
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Children look at the sunset on a cold afternoon just outside St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
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