Serious Hat Head
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej along with Queen Sirikit, reviews the honor guard in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, during trooping of the colors ceremonies. Thailand, which is currently in the grips of a political crisis, has in the past looked to the monarchy to resolves the nation's problems.
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Mouring Mumbai Dead
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women and girls watch the funeral of American Leibish Teitelbaum, 38, who was killed in the Mumbai Jewish center attack, in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. Israelis on Tuesday began burying the six Jews killed in the murder spree in Mumbai, the grimness of the occasion deepened by the conviction that the victims were targeted because of their religion.
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Sky Cracks A Smile
A rare positioning of planets Venus (top left) and Jupiter (top right) and the crescent moon of the Earth provides a "smiley" effect that captivated Asia Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Manila, Philippines. The next time the three will be as close and visible as this week will be Nov. 18, 2052, according to Jack Horkheimer, director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium.
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Sentenced To Death
Former Baath party official Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafur reacts after he received a death sentence at the end of his trial in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, convicting him of crimes against humanity for his part in crushing the 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq. The special Iraqi court also sentenced Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin, "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday.
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Matthew Wodatch, 5, of Washington, looks at an exhibit about the U.S. Capitol's dome after the opening ceremony of the United States Capitol Visitor Center in Washington Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008.
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Back On The Bike
U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong rides his bicycle during a training session with the Astana team in Los Cristianos, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. The seven-time Tour de France champion confirmed his ambitious plan to return to the Tour de France just weeks after riding in his first Giro d'Italia in May.
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Duncan Zuur of the Netherlands rides on a wakeboard through flooded St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008. The tidal surge peaked at 3 feet, 4 inches Tuesday, well below Monday's 5 foot, 1-inch level, which was the fourth highest tide in the city's recorded history and the worst since 1986. Still, the water Tuesday was high enough to flood the city's landmark St. Mark's Square and other low-lying areas.
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Still Getting His Kicks
Bode Miller of the United States, warms up during training for the men's World cup downhill ski competition at Beaver Creek, Colo., on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008.
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Night At The Opera
A performer dressed in full Peking Opera costume takes part in a press conference for the world premiere of director Chen Kaige's new movie "Mei Lanfang" ("Forever Enthralled") in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. The movie marks Kaige's comeback attempt after his last movie, the epic fantasy movie "The Promise," was panned by critics three years ago.
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