Cars burn near the Invalides Plaza during clashes following a students' demonstration against the first job contract, or CPE, Thursday, March 23, 2006. The French capital braced for a new day of street protests Thursday by students trying to force the government to withdraw a contested jobs law, with a warning from the interior minister that violence would be severely punished.
Credit: AP Photo/Francois Mori
An Israeli woman waits at a bus station decorated with a poster against acting prime minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima party near the Israeli village of Yad Benyamin in southern Israel, Wednesday, March 22, 2006. The writing reads in Hebrew "straight to jail" and shows from left Olmert, cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi and ailing prime minister Ariel Sharon's son Omri.
Banana farmer Kerry Alcock stands near his cyclone damaged crop outside the northern Queensland town of Innisfail, 52 miles from Cairns, Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Cyclone Larry ripped roofs off buildings across Australia's northeastern coast Monday March 20 packing winds up to 290 kph (180 mph), leaving an unknown number of people homeless and destroying crops.
Snow covers the face of a cat sculpture in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, March 21, 2006. The National Weather Service predicted between three and five inches of snow in central Indiana, with scattered spots getting six inches.
A Yorkshire Terrier named Savannah is prepared for the small dog beauty contest category in Bogota's Country Club at the Dog show competition in Colombia on Monday, March 20, 2006.
Belgian artists practice for a performance of "Flying Angels" during the X Annual International Arts Festival in La Sabana metropolitan park in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Agony Of Defeat
Texas forward Brad Buckman lies on the court after being injured in the first half of the NCAA Atlanta Regional basketball final against Louisiana State at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Saturday, March 25, 2006. LSU beat Texas in overtime, 70-60.
A young Thai novice Buddhist monk lights a candle and prays for peace during a gathering of more than 50,000 Buddhist Monks at Sunam Luang Royal Parade grounds in Bangkok, Thailand.
Duck, Duck, Cardinal
A cardinal waits for the start of a consistory led by Pope Benedict XVI to elevate 15 new cardinals in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Friday, March 24, 2006.
A protester reaches out to put on his mask of Prime Minister Tony Blair as the masks of Hilary Benn and Gordon Brown sit nearby March 21, 2006 in London, England.
Iraqi Shiite pilgrims flagellate themselves in the southern city of Karbala, 20 March 2006. Hundreds of thousands of Shiites, many ritually beating themselves, rallied for a pilgrimage in southern Iraq as more corpses of men tortured and shot to death turned up in the capital of a country which Monday slipped into its fourth year at war.
Two Antonov AN-124-100 giant caro transport jets stand at the Leipzig-Halle international airport March 23, 2006 in Leipzig, Germany.