A U.S. Marine guards an Iraqi mother and children while other Marines interrogate the father while on a search operation for insurgents in the early hours Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 in Ramadi, Iraq. American forces use night vision goggles to aid the element of surprise and reduce the effectiveness of insurgent snipers. Ramadi has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the war, with some of the highest American casualties.
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Publicity Stunt Plea
Sean Stevens, 28, left, and Peter Berdovsky, 27, react during their arraignment in Charlestown District Court in Boston, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 as they pleaded not guilty to placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct. A judge ordered the two men held on bond for allegedly placing electronic advertising devices around the city, an act that stirred fears of terrorism and shut down parts of Boston.
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Schoolchildren help a motorist through a flooded street during a downpour in Jakarta, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in the low-laying area of the Indonesian capital, leaving hundreds of poor residents homeless.
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Bucking The Ban
A patient smokes in front of the entrance to the Strasbourg University hospital, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, on the first day of a smoking ban in France in all workplaces, hospitals, schools and shops. It marks the end of the "smokers' corner," as part of the French government's response to a worrying increase in cigarette consumption. The smoking ban in public places will extend to bars, restaurants and cafes next year.
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Ice begins to form on the surface of Lake Michigan as the sun rises along North Ave. beach in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
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Traffic is slowed on Interstate 85 as snow covered the highway in Spartanburg, S.C., early Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
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A man rides his bicycle on a foggy morning in Bogota, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Residents of Colombia's capital walked, biked, or used buses and taxis during a Day Without Cars. It was the eighth straight year that cars have been banned for a day in this city of 7 million to promote alternative transportation as a way to reduce smog.
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Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., answers a question during the Senate Armed Services committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, on his nomination to become Army Chief of Staff.