President Bush grants a Presidential pardon to "Flyer" the national Thanksgiving turkey Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Washington. Holding the turkey is Lynn Nutt of Springfield, Mo.
Second-place finisher Tim "Eater X" Janus, holds a turkey carcass as he competes in the Thanksgiving Invitational Turkey-Eating Championship, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at Artie's Delicatessen in New York. Janus ate 3.815 pounds in 12 minutes while winner Pat Bertoletti of Chicago gobbled up 4.8 pounds of bird.
Stephanie Herman tries to protect herself from howling northeast winds in downtown Norfolk, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006.
A Canadian soldier, and a soldier from the Afghan National Army, behind the wall, walk along a destroyed grape drying silo at Canada's "Strong Point West" base near the town of Zhari in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Holes in the wall are for mounting sticks for drying grapes.
Tourists play in the season's first snowfall in Narkanda, about 39 miles from Shimla, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Most parts of northern India experienced cold weather Wednesday following a fresh spell of snowfall in the higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
Vigil For Trapped Miners
Family members of miners trapped by a methane blast at the Helamba coal mine pray at the mine in Ruda Slaska, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. A small reconnaissance team was sent deep into the mine to locate 15 people missing more than 3,000 feet underground, but had to withdraw as high concentrations of gas raised fears of a second blast at the mine where eight miners were killed Tuesday.
Damaged houses are seen near an explosion site in Danvers, Mass, Wednesday, Nov., 22, 2006. The explosion at a chemical plant that was felt several miles away sparked a massive fire in Danvers, destroyed area homes and businesses, caused minor injuries and forced evacuations, officials said.
A Lebanese woman mourns as the coffin of assassinated Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel passes through the Gemayels' hometown Bikfaya, in the mountains northeast of Beirut, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Lebanon was on edge as it began three days of mourning for the anti-Syrian minister gunned down in an attack that stoked fears the country may again be torn apart by civil strife.
"I Said Dance!"
Pakistani soldiers take part in an exercise during a four-day international defense exhibition in Karachi, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Troops from more than 50 countries, including the U.S.., France, Germany, China and Turkey, are participating in the annual show. Organizers said this year's theme was "Arms for Peace."