Special Weapons and Tactics policemen escort a woman who was taken hostage inside a courtroom in suburban Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Philippine police stormed the courtroom to end a two-day hostage crisis, killing the gunman and freeing all four captives who were held by a movie stuntman and his common-law wife.
Credit: AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Biathlon By Night
An unidentified Biathlon team member skies past giant light globes during night training at the Biathlon World Cup Final at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
Credit: AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel
Lightening strikes over the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Indonesia has earmarked more than $1 billion to prevent flooding in the capital like those earlier this year that killed dozens.
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Wall Street Watch
Andrew Cerise, left, and a colleague watch the screens at their post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Wall Street fluctuated Wednesday, seeking a direction a day after concerns about faltering subprime mortgage lenders sparked a broad sell-off in stocks.
Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew
An Afghan Army soldier walks over the Helmand River Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Afghan troops, along with British Marine trainers, patrolled the area near the Kajaki hydroelectric dam. NATO and Afghan forces are battling Taliban in the area, as part of Operation Achilles, trying to enlarge the safety zone near the dam so that a USAID project to upgrade the facility can begin.
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Rolling The Beat
Members of the Chongqing Roller Skating Police Patrol Team perform their duty at the Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street Wednesday, March 14, 2007 in Chongqing Municipality, China. The roller-skating police team of 30 men and 20 women was founded one year ago to handle emergencies and related tasks, in a bid to reinforce the security at Jiefangbei Area.
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An Iranian man pays his respects to those who died in the eight years (1980-88) of the Iran-Iraq war during a visit to a memorial site on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, close to the border between the two countries. It is customary for Iranians to make the pilgrimage to the main battlefields in the last week of the Iranian year to remember the martyrs.
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Strike Up The Band
Navy Band Northwest member Jacqueline Bannister plays the euphonium with buildings of the State Capitol reflected on the bell during a lunchtime concert in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, March 14, 2007. The band is based at the Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Wash.
Spring Breakers Hit The Beach
Jacob White, on spring break from Georgia Southern University, is covered in sand as he talks to his friends Wednesday, March 14, 2007 on South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. Students from many universities and colleges around the country are in the midst of spring break.