Pakistani women rush to place their orders outside of a subsidized food store on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 3, 2008. Basic food and fuel prices have soared in Pakistan over the last months, causing many to depend on government subsidies to simply get by.
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, watches a video presentation during a news conference at the CeBIT in Hanover, northern Germany, on Monday, March 3, 2008. The world's biggest IT fair will be opened by Ballmer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday evening.
Chinese hostesses pour tea into cups for the delegates before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of People in Beijing Monday, March 3, 2008. The Beijing Olympics, Taiwan, rising inflation and a plan to streamline the central government were highlighted Monday as government goals at the opening of China's legislative season.
Firefighters pour water onto burning houses at the scene where four multimillion dollar homes burned Monday, March 3, 2008, in Woodinville, Wash., a suburb of Seattle. A sign with the initials of a radical environmental group was found at the scene, an official said.
Wall St. Watch
Specialist Donald Himpele checks the numbers as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 3, 2008. Stocks rallied from their steepest losses Monday after a key manufacturing indicator announcement was better than expected.
Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes which erupted at a protest against Israeli army operations in Gaza, in the West bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, March 3, 2008. Israeli ground troops pulled out of northern Gaza before daybreak Monday, leaving behind a scene of widespread destruction in an offensive against Palestinian rocket squads. The offensive led the Palestinians to suspend peace talks.
Paws For Effect
One of Tim Osmar's sled dogs looks out of its pen before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska, Sunday, March 2, 2008. A record field of 96 mushers are running the 1,100 mile sled dog race to Nome.
Behind The Line
Troops cordon off the area of an unsanctioned protest over Russia's presidential election while dispersing it, Moscow, Monday, March 3, 2008. Police detained dozens of people at a planned opposition protest Monday in a strong show of force the day after an election that was dismissed by opposition politician former chess champion Garry Kasparov and other liberal opposition leaders as a farce.
Sneaking A Peek
An Iraqi child watches a U.S. soldier patrol past the door of his house at Salman Pak city, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March. 3, 2008.