Specialist Gerard Petti, right, directs trading at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2007. Stocks fell sharply Thursday after a move by Countrywide Financial Corp. confirmed fears of widening problems with some mortgages and tighter access to credit.
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Reduced To Rubble
A woman stands distraught amid the rubble of her home in Guadalupe town in Ica, Peru, south of Lima, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, after a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Peru on Wednesday. At least 387 people were killed and some 1,050 injured by the powerful earthquake, The strong quake left parts of coastal Peru in ruins, without electricity, water or communications.
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A large cloud of smoke from Mount Penteli, billows over Athens, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. More than 100 firefighters, aided by 13 water-dropping airplanes and helicopters, strove to contain the major forest fire that destroyed at least ten houses and damaged dozens more. Fanned on by gale-force winds, the fire swept through pine trees and brush, extending sending a cloud of thick smoke over the capital.
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Dutch rider Gerco Schroeder and his horse "Eurocommerce Berlin" clear an obstacle during the second round at the FEI Horse Jumping European Championships in Mannheim, southern Germany, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007.
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Kuba, a 13-month-old boy, walks along a fountain in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. The temperature in Warsaw has regularly reached 88 degrees in the past several days.
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Tiger By The Tail
An Amur tiger cub plays with its mother Kira's tail at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Three Amur tiger cubs, born May 24, 2007, made their public debut Thursday at the Zoo.
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Off We Go ...
U.S. Sailors guide as a helicopter takes off from the decks of the USS Enterprise, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, as the carrier sails in the Persian Gulf. The Enterprise's presence marks a return to a single U.S. carrier group operating in Gulf waters to support troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Enterprise replaced the USS Stennis and USS Nimitz.