Courage Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/16/2012 8:50:45 AM EST
    FILE This Thursday, April 26, 2012 file photo shows Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti addressing the start of the 10th European Business summit in Brussels. Mario Monti, hailed as a savior in November when he was named premier to tackle Italy's financial crisis, is feeling the sting as he comes under attack from all sides _ variously described as a cold-hearted economist, a slave to the banks or a softie lacking the courage to push harder with reforms. The resounding anti-austerity votes in elections in France, Greece and Germany?s most populous state have piled pressure on Monti, who needs to placate an increasingly restive population while persuading markets that it?s safe to lend to a nation whose public debt stands at a staggering 120 percent of GDP. Adding to the urgency, Italy announced this week that it fell deeper into recession with its economy shrinking for the third straight quarter in its biggest contraction since 2009.(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy, left, presents the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to Michael Streit, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice, during a ceremony at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria, speaks after receiving the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    David Baker, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice, receives his lantern as other recipients of the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards look on at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. Applauding at center is Marsha Ternus, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice; and at far right is Michael Streit, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy, left, presents the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to Marsha Ternus, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice, during a ceremony at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy speaks during the presentation of the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy smiles as her husband, Ed Schlossberg, sits at right during the presentation of the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:25:46 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy, second from right, applauds as the recipients of the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards hold their lanterns at the JFK Library in Boston, Monday, May 7, 2012. From left are Michael Streit, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice; Marsha Ternus, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice; David Baker, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice; and Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 2:00:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Caroline Kennedy addresses the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum in Boston. She is scheduled to present this year's awards during the annual ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
  •  - U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford speaks after receiving a 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford speaks after receiving a 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:28:02 PM EST
    U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford speaks after receiving a 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:26:59 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker accepts a 2012 Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker accepts a 2012 Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:13:21 PM EST
    Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker accepts a 2012 Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. Baker and two fellow former Iowa Supreme Court Justices were honored for joining the decision to legalize same sex marriage in their state and subsequently being removed from office by Iowa voters. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:06:55 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (L) presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. Streit and two fellow former Iowa Supreme Court Justices were honored for joining the decision to legalize same sex marriage in their state and subsequently being removed from office by Iowa voters. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:05:52 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (L) presents a 2012 Profile in Courage Award to former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. Ternus and two fellow former Iowa Supreme Court Justices were honored for joining the decision to legalize same sex marriage in their state and subsequently being removed from office by Iowa voters. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:04:50 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 1:02:32 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (2nd R) poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit (L), former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus (2nd L), former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker (C), and U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. The Iowa justices were honored for joining the decision to legalize same sex marriage in their state and subsequently being removed from office by Iowa voters. Ambassador Ford was honored for his work in Syria on behalf of the United States government. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:46:16 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg smiles during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg smiles during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:44:14 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg smiles during the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:37:21 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (R) poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit (L), former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus (2nd L) and former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker (C) during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. The Iowa justices were honored for joining the decision to legalize same sex marriage in their state and subsequently being removed from office by Iowa voters. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:33:56 PM EST
    Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (2nd R) poses for a photograph with 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipients, former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit (L), former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus (2nd L), former Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker (C), and U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)