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  •  - Pallbearers carry the coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Pallbearers carry the coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:32:59 AM EST
    Pallbearers carry the coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, was buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
  •  - Pallbearers carry the coffin of Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Pallbearers carry the coffin of Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:29:34 AM EST
    Pallbearers carry the coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi during his burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, was buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - The coffin of Megrahi lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    The coffin of Megrahi lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:24:18 AM EST
    The coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, covered with a white sheet with the Koran on it, lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, will be buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
  •  - The coffin of Megrahi lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    The coffin of Megrahi lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:21:03 AM EST
    The coffin of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, covered with a white sheet with the Koran on it, lies in front of an imam during a funeral prayer before Megrahi's burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, will be buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
  •  - The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:13:39 AM EST
    The body of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, will be buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
  •  - The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:11:56 AM EST
    The body of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, will be buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
  •  - The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    The body of Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour

    Posted: 5/21/2012 9:10:44 AM EST
    The body of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi is carried from an ambulance for a funeral prayer before his burial at a cemetery in Janzour, 17 km (11 miles) west of Tripoli, May 21, 2012. Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, will be buried on Monday in a quiet ceremony that Libyans hope will allow them to leave behind the controversy that surrounded him in life. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 6:20:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, left, talks to reporters as David Rivera, Republican candidate for Congress, right, looks on in Miami. Rubio's relationship with fellow freshman lawmaker Rivera, now facing a federal probe into tax evasion, and a credit card controversy surfaced during his 2010 Senate campaign and didn't have much effect. But that doesn't mean the country as a whole would overlook such eyebrow-raising issues, if Rubio were to show interest in the No. 2 slot on the presidential ticket this year. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
  •  - File photo of Pope John Paul II blessing Father Maciel founder of the Legionaries of Christ

    File photo of Pope John Paul II blessing Father Maciel founder of the Legionaries of Christ

    Posted: 5/16/2012 9:06:23 AM EST
    Pope John Paul II blesses Father Marcial Maciel (L), founder of the Legionaries of Christ, in this November 30, 2004 file photo. The Legionaries of Christ religious order have been at the centre of controversy since 2009 when they were forced to admit that their charismatic Mexican founder, Maciel, had led a double life. Maciel, who made huge financial contributions to the Vatican, secretly fathered children with at least two women, used drugs, misused donations and sexually abused seminarians. The order is steeped in scandal once again after one of its most famous and visible priests, American Father Thomas Williams, acknowledged on May 15, 2012 that he had fathered a child. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Files (VATICAN - Tags: CRIME LAW RELIGION)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 8:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 17, 2010 file photo, then PayPal president Scott Thompson speaks at the company's international headquarters in Singapore. Thompson, named CEO of Yahoo in January, reportedly will step down Sunday, May 13, 2012 amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received. Yahoo says it is appointing Ross Levinsohn as interim CEO and Fred Amoroso as chairman of its board, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 8:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo Executive Vice President of Americas, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Scott Thompson, named CEO of Yahoo in January, reportedly will step down Sunday, May 13, 2012 amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received. Yahoo says it is appointing Levinsohn as interim CEO and Fred Amoroso as chairman of its board, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 8:05:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo Executive Vice President of Americas, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Scott Thompson, named CEO of Yahoo in January, reportedly will step down Sunday, May 13, 2012 amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received. Yahoo says it is appointing Levinsohn as interim CEO and Fred Amoroso as chairman of its board, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
  •  - File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    Posted: 5/14/2012 7:29:07 PM EST
    The Yahoo offices are pictured in Santa Monica, California in this April 18, 2011, file photo. Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson is stepping down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, a source familiar with the situation said on May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
  •  - File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    Posted: 5/14/2012 7:18:03 PM EST
    Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson, shown in this posed handout photograph released to Reuters on January 4, 2012, has stepped down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, the third CEO in three years to leave the Internet company struggling to define its future. REUTERS/PayPal/Handout
  •  - File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    Posted: 5/14/2012 4:29:11 PM EST
    Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson, shown in this posed handout photograph released to Reuters on January 4, 2012, has stepped down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, the third CEO in three years to leave the Internet company struggling to define its future. REUTERS/PayPal/Handout
  •  - File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    File photo of Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson

    Posted: 5/14/2012 3:02:58 PM EST
    Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson, shown in this posed handout photograph released to Reuters on January 4, 2012, has stepped down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, the third CEO in three years to leave the Internet company struggling to define its future. REUTERS/PayPal/Handout
  •  - File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    Posted: 5/14/2012 3:02:34 PM EST
    The Yahoo offices are pictured in Santa Monica, California in this April 18, 2011, file photo. Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson is stepping down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, a source familiar with the situation said on May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
  •  - File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    File photo of the Yahoo offices in Santa Monica

    Posted: 5/13/2012 2:02:51 PM EST
    The Yahoo offices are pictured in Santa Monica, California in this April 18, 2011, file photo. Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson is stepping down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, a source familiar with the situation said on May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/

    To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/

    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:51:25 AM EST
    A resident displays a placard to protest against the construction of the Lynas earth plant in Gebeng, during the "Green Gathering 2.0" event in Malaysia's town of Kuantan, 250 km (155 miles) east of Kuala Lumpur, in this February 26, 2012 file photograph. Lynas has been plagued by delays and controversy in Malaysia since it broke ground on the plant two years ago with the aim of easing China's grip on the supply of rare earths and capitalising on rising prices for the material. The plant faces an expanding protest movement that feeds off broader frustrations with Malaysia's government as elections loom, which has already delayed the project by eight months and cast a shadow over its future. To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/Files (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/

    To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/

    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:50:41 AM EST
    Residents display placards to protest against the construction of the Lynas earth plant in Gebeng, during the "Green Gathering 2.0" event in Malaysia's town of Kuantan, 250 km (155 miles) east of Kuala Lumpur, in this February 26, 2012 file photograph. Lynas has been plagued by delays and controversy in Malaysia since it broke ground on the plant two years ago with the aim of easing China's grip on the supply of rare earths and capitalising on rising prices for the material. The plant faces an expanding protest movement that feeds off broader frustrations with Malaysia's government as elections loom, which has already delayed the project by eight months and cast a shadow over its future. To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/Files (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS)