Petra the koala is given medication after nasal surgery at Sydney Wildlife World, in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Petra, after having a CT scan, was diagnosed with a fungal disease called Cryptococcus, which is a common disease found in the nasal cavity of some koalas and is caused by a fungus associated with particular eucalyptus trees.
Strike Up The Band
A Chinese military band officer rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. China launched a shake-up of its bloated government bureaucracy Wednesday and ordered stern measures to tame inflation that threatens to erode the living standards of ordinary Chinese.
Signs Of Spring?
Ice hangs from a street sign on Spring Ave NE Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Canton, Ohio, after an ice storm swept through the state and knocked out power and downed tree limbs. With the official start of spring only 15 days away (March 20th), area residents are still coping with the grips of winter.
A Venezuelan National Guard soldier stands on an armored vehicle at a check point in Paraguachon, on the Venezuelan border with Colombia, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Venezuela has nearly completed its deployment of thousands of troops to states along the border with Colombia, Gen. Jesus Gonzalez said, after Colombia's strike on a guerrilla base across the border in Ecuador.
Eye On The Economy
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson listens to opening remarks from members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, prior to giving his assessment of efforts to heal the American economy while testifying before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.
Auditioning For "Dancing With The Stars?"
This three-picture combination of photographs shows President Bush dancing on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, as he awaits the arrival of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Water Under The Dam
Water flows from the number one and two jet tubes as seen from atop the Glen Canyon Dam Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Page, Ariz. The Department of Interior is experimenting with high flows of water from the dam to help, in part, to rebuild beaches along the Colorado River that runs through the Grand Canyon.
Penny Johnson salvages belongings after high winds destroyed her home in Big Stone Gap, Va. Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine declared a state of emergency, directing state agencies to take all necessary actions to aid in the response to severe weather.