Parachuters descend bearing American flags framed by a crane at ground zero during a commemoration ceremony on the seventh anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Calm Before The Storm
A statue of Jesus calming the sea is seen at sunrise in Corpus Christi Bay the in Corpus Chrisit, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. The more serious effects of the approaching Hurricane Ike are expected to start being felt along the Texas coast Friday.
Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay
A cow stands in a meadow near the village Bad Hindelang, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. The return of the cattle from mountain pastures is a major event in the farming year. After 100 or so days of mountain grazing from June to September, the herds are driven down into the valley and returned to their owners in preparation for winter. If the journey is completed without mishap, the lead cow is adorned with garlands.
Credit: AP Photo/Christof Stache
In this time exposure, a visitor draws circles with a light in a bunker built for Hungary's 1950s Communist leaders, which was briefly opened Thursday for members of the public, in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. The unmarked bunker, known as F4, is situated 130 feet under an apartment building in central Budapest and could shelter some 3,000 people.
Credit: AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky
Kenya's Nakhumicha Zakayo prepares to throw in the women's javelin F57/58 competition in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games held in Beijing, China, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Zakayo won the silver medal.
Credit: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Taking Her Licks
Sassy, a Boston Terrier, keeps cool licking ice cubes, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, while fishing in the Halifax River with the Dotson family at the Bethune Point Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Credit: AP/Daytona Beach News Journal
Army soldiers take position during an operation at Esperanca Slum in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Brazil's military has been called in to help quell violence and voter intimidation in the city's slums ahead of local elections on Oct. 3, 2008.