Palestinian protesters are seen at the construction site of Israel's separation barrier during a protest in the village of Abud, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against Israel's West Bank separation barrier and the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper.
Steve Fossett, right, is kissed by Richard Branson after landing safely at Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Feb 11, 2006. Fossett completed the longest nonstop flight in aviation history Saturday after flying around the globe - and then some - in roughly 80 hours.
Tow Away Zone
A mother pulls her son on a snowy sidewalk beside Brooklyn's Prospect Park after more than a foot of snow fell during the winter's first major snowstorm to strike the Northeast, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in New York.
An unidentified athlete is silhouetted against the snow after jumping from the Normal Hill, during official training for the Ski Jumping, at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Pragelato, Italy, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.
Bird Flu Cases
A policeman takes aim to kill an ostritch suspected of having bird flu virus inside the Sambawa farms where the Nigerian first bird flu case was noticed in Jaji about 40km from Kaduna, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Nigerian poultry farmers said Friday the government was not proposing enough compensation for those whose flocks have been hit by Africa's first known outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain.
African-American inmates talk to clergy and community activists Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, about racial clashes with Latinos at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. In response to the conflict, Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca invited clergy to the facility to help mediate problems.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush, left, and her daughter Barbara, right, speak with Pope Benedict XVI in his private library in Vatican City Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.
Three women go for a walk through the winter landscape in St. Martin bei Lofer in the Austrian Salzburg province, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.
Hardest Working Actor
A man acting the part of Chinese god "Handan" stands on a chair as he is paraded through a field of exploding fireworks during the Chinese lantern festival of "Blasting Handan," in Taitung, Taiwan. Many Taiwanese believe folklore that Handan helped followers ward off bad luck with the fireworks while others said he was a hooligan killed by fireworks during the lantern festival. The performer got burned in the parade.
Performers climb a wall during the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.
A Haitian girl plays around a U.N. armored vehicle belonging to Jordanian peacekeepers at their base in the Cite-Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. The streets of Port-au-Prince were quiet three days after national elections and candidate Rene Preval held a commanding early lead, with a majority of the first votes counted going to the former protege of deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
A Pakistani boy stands on the Danish flag holding a portrait of Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a rally held Friday, Feb 10, 2006, in Karachi, Pakistan, to condemn the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper. Behind him part seen is the flag of the United States.
Racegoers sit and await the result of course inspections before racing was abandonded at Newbury Racecourse on Feb. 11, 2006, in Newbury, England.
Ice Men Cometh
Team China, left, and team Canada make a change over in the home straight as they both qualify for the ladies 3000m relay short track speed skating final during Day 2 of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 12, 2006, at the Palavela in Torino, Italy.
Swedish balloonist Karl Silverstolpe, left, 54, rigs his hot-air balloon to participate in a festival of hot air balloons in the former U.S. airbase of Clark Field, north of the Philippine capital, of Manila, Feb. 10, 2006.