A local girl poses for the camera in Dawakin Kudu village on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 near Freetown, Sierra Leone. The village is famous for indigo colored dye. Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, visited the village while on a Royal Tour of Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
Sneaking A Peek
An Iraqi boy looks Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, through the damaged main door of his family's house. Residents claimed it was raided overnight by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City. The U.S. military conducts frequent operations in Baghdad and in Sadr City in search of members of death squads.
U.S. soldiers from 1-32 Infantry Battalion, attached to 4-25 Field Artillery Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, stand in the cold morning air and prepare to make their way over a snowy mountain pass in Paktia province, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. U.S. forces, along with soldiers from the Afghan National Army, were carrying out a mission in the mountains to search out and destroy arms caches.
Pie In The Face
Professional competitive eater Sonya Thomas, aka 'The Black Widow', competes during the Wookey Hole Big Eat, Mince Pie Eating Contest at the Wookey Hole Show Caves on Wednesday, Nov. 29 2006 in Wookey Hole, near Wells, England. Twelve handpicked competitors, professionals and members of the public alike, ate as many mince pies as possible in the space of 10 minutes.
Bad Case Of Gas
Propane gas is released into the air after a pipeline burst in Sindos near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Police evacuated the surrounding area for several hours following the accident believed to have been caused by an earthmover.
Fijian soldiers plug their ears as they fire a flare from a mortar on the outskirts of the capital, Suva, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Soldiers also set up checkpoints in a late-night show of force in Fiji's capital, hours after the country's elected leader and its military commander ended talks aimed at averting a coup without achieving a breakthrough.
South Korean riot police block a march by about 1,500 demonstrators in downtown Seoul, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. More than 50,000 riot police were mobilized across South Korea to enforce a ban on protests against a proposed free trade agreement with the U.S., but 5,000 people managed to hold rallies in seven cities.
A pace car lines up to lead 10 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points leaders through Times Square as part of a 1.5 mile victory lap through New York, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, to celebrate the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season.
Rev. Al Sharpton, center, speaks as Rev. Jessie Jackson, upper left, Nicole Paultre, lower left, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, upper right, and mother of Sean Bell, Valerie Bell, look on at the scene of a shooting in Queens, New York, Nov. 29, 2006. Sean Bell, 23, and two other unarmed men attending Bells bachelor party Nov. 25 at a Queens strip club were shot an estimated 50 times by police officers. Paultre was Bell's fianc
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders, standing at attention holding American flags, are seen reflected in the hearse during the funeral services for Army Sgt. 1st Class Schuyler B. Haynes Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 in New York. Haynes died Nov. 15 in Baquba, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Ice clings to the face of Olympic gold medalist Antoine Deneriaz, of France, who wears tape for protection from the cold after a training run for the men's World Cup Downhill ski race at Beaver Creek, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.