Fireworks light up the skyline of Singapore's financial district during celebrations for the city-state's 42nd year of independence, Thursday Aug. 9, 2007, in Singapore.
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Heads Above Water
A monkey holds on to its keeper who wades through flood waters in Munshigonj district, of Bangladesh, Thursday,Aug. 9, 2007. More than two weeks of monsoon rains across much of northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal have flooded rivers and inundated plains, killing at least 457 people and stranding some 19 million more, officials said.
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President Bush gestures during a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, in the White House Press Room at the White House in Washington.
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A young Iraqi girl peeks out as women pilgrims line up for a security checkpoint leading to the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in the primarily Shiite Kazimiyah neighborhood of north Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims went for the annual march, to commemorate the eighth-century death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a key Shiite saint.
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Pandas eat bamboos at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. The giant panda, China's most endearing symbol, lives mainly in the mountains of Sichuan, in western China. Experts estimate that there are about 1,600 pandas living in the wild, and some 160 in captivity around the world.
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A boy peers out from the eye of a sculpture by contemporary Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, displayed on the Market Square in Krakow, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
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On His Game
A contestant plays a computer game during the E-Stars Seoul 2007 game festival hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government at Seoul Olympic Park on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, in Seoul, South Korea. E-sports gaming boomed in South Korea in the late 1990s and is now played by 17 million people across the country. The 'E-Stars Seoul 2007' event hopes to promote the gaming industry and the culture of gaming.
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Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., listens to company vice president Rob Moore give an update on the rescue attempt at the Crandall Canyon Mine on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, northwest of Huntington, Utah. Six coal miners have been trapped since Monday.
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Dow In The Mouth
Specialist Lou Spina looks at his screen as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. Wall Street plunged again Thursday after a French bank said it was freezing three funds that invested in U.S. sub-prime mortgages because it was unable to properly value their assets. The Dow Jones industrials extended a series of triple-digit swings, this time falling more than 380 points.
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