Russia Mine Tragedy
Rescuer Yevgeny Semaikin looks on after returning from Ulyanovskaya mine near Novokuznetsk, about 1,850 miles east of Moscow, which was rocked by a methane gas blast, Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Rescuers searching the mine found the bodies of several more victims Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 106 a day after Russia's deadliest mining disaster in a decade.
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A boy stands by cars destroyed after a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Three civilians were killed and seven were wounded in the blast.
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Hitting The Road
A pair of pandas bound or Hong Kong sit together at the China Panda Protection and Research Center in Wolong, in southwest China's Sichuan province on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. China said it had selected the pair of pandas in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule. The pair will move to their new home in Hong Kong's Ocean Park by May 1.
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A Big Stink
Kyle Underwood, 9, of Las Cruces, N.M., checks his sneakers for smell in the annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Katherine Tuck, 13, of Tooele, Utah, beat six other contestants from around the country to claim the title of rottenest sneakers in the country.
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Dressed To Drill
An Israeli fireman wears a chemical protection suit during a mock attack at a train station as part of a nationwide civil defense exercise in Beer Sheva, March, 20, 2007. In a two-day drill, one of the largest ever held in Israel, thousands of security and emergency personnel responded to simulated attacks on seven different locations, including a mock chemical attack on a school and a rocket strike on a power station.
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It's Spring, Can You Dig It?
On the last day of winter, two workmen clear a Manhattan street of snow Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in New York. The first day of spring, also known as the vernal equinox, officially begins at 8:07 p.m. EST. The vernal equinox occurs in spring when the sun crosses the equator and the length of daylight and nighttime are equal. The first day of spring typically occurs on March 20 or 21.
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In Full Plume
A peacock displays its plumage during a rain shower at a zoo in Lahore, March 20, 2007. Pakistani authorities shut down a zoo last month in the Pakistani capital and slaughtered dozens of birds after the deadly H5N1 flu virus was found in peacocks and geese.
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Searchers leave the woods after locating Michael Auberry, a 12-year-old Boy Scout who disappeared Saturday in Doughton Park while camping with his troop, Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in McGrady, N.C.
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass-bottom observation deck, is photographed Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Grand Canyon West, Ariz. The glass-and-steel horseshoe extends 70 feet beyond the canyon's edge with no visible supports above or below.
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Off The Chart
A staffer carries a chart of the fired U.S. Attorneys at the center of political controversy, after a news conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday, March 20, 2007 in Washington. The Senate voted 92-2 March 20 to end a measure in the Patriot Act that allowed the attorney general to hire U.S. attorneys without the usual Senate confirmation.
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