Towering flames threaten the Griffith Park Merry-go-Round area Wednesday May 9, 2007 as low humidity and hot winds placed southern California into an early fire season. Firefighters said they were making major progress against a wildfire that roared across brush-covered hills in Los Angeles' sprawling Griffith Park, triggering evacuations of homes and some of the city's most famous landmarks.
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Beating The Brush
Marine Sergeant Robert Boyles from Lancaster, Pa., with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines participates in a local security patrol Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in the area known as Zaidon in the An Bar province near Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines are part of the U.S. military effort to control the violence in Iraq.
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Inspecting Tornado Damage
President Bush, center, steps over debris as he tours tornado damage in Greensburg, Kan., Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The 1.7-mile-wide Category F-5 enhanced tornado, with wind estimated at 205 mph, destroyed about 95 percent of this farming town on Friday.
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A Belarus honor guard holds a Soviet flag during a parade to mark Victory Day in Minsk, Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
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Ride 'Em Cowboy
A Palestinian boy tries to control his donkey in the village of Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The Palestinian economy can't recover unless Israel dismantles a network of obstacles that has carved up the West Bank into a dozen enclaves and restricted Palestinian access to more than half the territory, the World Bank said in an exceptionally harsh report Wednesday.
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In this handout provided by NASA, an artist interpretation illustrates the explosion of SN 2006gy, a massive star in what scientists are calling the brightest supernova ever recorded. Supernovas usually occur when massive stars exhaust their fuel and collapse under their own gravity, in this case the star could have possibly been 150 times larger than our sun.
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Cheney In Iraq
Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to the media with Gen. David Patraeus, commander of the U.S. forces in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, both not pictured, in Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Cheney said Iraq's leaders seem to have a better sense now that they need to do more to reconcile sectarian and political differences.
South Korea's Jung Young-Ho, left, and North Korea's Kim In Chol wrestle in their 145-pound men's freestyle event at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, May 9, 2007. South Korea's Jung Young-Ho defeated Kim In Chol 4-2, 4-0.