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  •  - Handout photograph shows bales of cocaine seized on cargo ship MV Rampage

    Handout photograph shows bales of cocaine seized on cargo ship MV Rampage

    Posted: 2/3/2006 11:04:54 AM EST
    A handout photograph dated February 3, 2006 shows bales of cocaine seized on cargo ship MV Rampage which was boarded by a team from HMS Southampton (top) and RFA Grey Rover (unseen) off the coast of Miami. Approximately 3 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of 350 million pounds ($620 million) was discovered concealed in the hold. REUTERS/LA(PHOT) Emma Somerfield/Royal Navy/HO
  •  - A pedestrian walks past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

    A pedestrian walks past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

    Posted: 1/31/2006 10:19:47 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington January 31, 2006. Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - Experts study a map of Iraq at the crisis centre at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin

    Experts study a map of Iraq at the crisis centre at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin

    Posted: 1/28/2006 7:42:53 AM EST
    Experts study a map of Iraq at the crisis centre at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin January 28, 2006. Two Germans held hostage in Iraq appeared in a video on Friday urging their government to help secure their release and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to do everything in her power to free the men. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
  •  - To match feature GUATEMALA-VIGILANTES

    To match feature GUATEMALA-VIGILANTES

    Posted: 1/24/2006 8:58:15 PM EST
    A gang member shows his tattoos inside El Pavon penetentiary in Escuintla, Guatemala, in this August 24, 2005 file photo. Images of violent executions, familiar during Guatemala's long civil war, have become part of the daily routine again, nine years after a peace accord ended the fighting. Picture taken August 24, 2005. To match feature GUATEMALA-VIGILANTES REUTERS/Daniel LeClair/Files
  •  - People stand near a fence decorated with figures of immigrants trying to scale it in their refugee c

    People stand near a fence decorated with figures of immigrants trying to scale it in their refugee c

    Posted: 1/21/2006 2:51:50 PM EST
    People stand near a fence decorated with figures of immigrants trying to scale it during a re-enactment by immigrants of their attempts to cross the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in their refugee camp in Bamako, Mali coinciding with the city's hosting of the sixth annual World Social Forum, January 21, 2006. Hundreds of immigrants were returned to Mali after being arrested by Moroccan police when they were trying to get over the fence in October and November 200
  •  - Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers pray during a military ceremony of their comrades in Port-au-Prince

    Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers pray during a military ceremony of their comrades in Port-au-Prince

    Posted: 1/20/2006 1:44:49 PM EST
    Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers pray during a military ceremony of their comrades in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 20, 2006. The two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and a third wounded by gunfire in the Haitian capital on Tuesday in the latest clash between U.N. troops patrolling a Port-au-Prince slum and the gangs who control it. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
  •  - Mikhail Berlin shows journalists the place where he was aided by medics after being attacked in a sy

    Mikhail Berlin shows journalists the place where he was aided by medics after being attacked in a sy

    Posted: 1/12/2006 4:13:11 AM EST
    Mikhail Berlin, who was injured by a man with a knife, shows journalists the place where he was aided by medics in a synagogue in Moscow, January 12, 2006. A young man wielding a knife attacked a synagogue in central Moscow on Wednesday, wounding eight people, the city's prosecutor said. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin
  •  - People leave a synagogue in central Moscow

    People leave a synagogue in central Moscow

    Posted: 1/11/2006 1:33:44 PM EST
    People leave a synagogue in central Moscow January 11, 2006. A man wielding a knife wounded as many as 10 people in an attack at a synagogue on Bolshaya Bronnaya street in central Moscow, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
  •  - US Supreme Court nominee Alito responds to question during Senate confirmation hearing in Washington

    US Supreme Court nominee Alito responds to question during Senate confirmation hearing in Washington

    Posted: 1/11/2006 11:18:45 AM EST
    U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito responds to a question during the third day of his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 11, 2006. Alito told Congress on Tuesday that no president was above the law when pressed on Bush administration policies on torturing prisoners and domestic spying. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - Alito speaks at Senate Confirmation hearing in Washington

    Alito speaks at Senate Confirmation hearing in Washington

    Posted: 1/10/2006 2:34:15 PM EST
    Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito speaks on the second day of his Senate judiciary committee confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington January 10, 2006. Alito, who voiced opposition to abortion as a Reagan administration lawyer two decades ago, testified on Tuesday the Constitution protects the right to privacy, a key underpinning of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - Civil servant David Keogh leaves the Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London

    Civil servant David Keogh leaves the Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London

    Posted: 1/10/2006 9:48:12 AM EST
    Civil servant David Keogh leaves the Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London January 10, 2006. Keogh is charged with former MP's researcher Leo O'Connor, under the Official Secrets Act over the alleged leak of a secret government memo related to the disclosure of details of a conversation between Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush, where Bush reportedly discussed bombing Al-Jazeera's studios in Qatar. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico
  •  - US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Acosta announces Washington lobbyist Abramoff's gui

    US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Acosta announces Washington lobbyist Abramoff's gui

    Posted: 1/4/2006 3:22:06 PM EST
    U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Alexander Acosta announces that Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff entered a guilty plea in federal court during a news conference in Miami January 4, 2006. Abramoff pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding lenders in a Florida casino-ship deal and agreed to help prosecutors in a Washington influence-peddling probe that could involve top Republican lawmakers. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
  •  - Assistant Attorney General Fisher announces guilty plea by lobbyist Abramoff in Washington

    Assistant Attorney General Fisher announces guilty plea by lobbyist Abramoff in Washington

    Posted: 1/3/2006 7:10:11 PM EST
    ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION - CORRECTING DATE TO 2006 Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher (R) announces the guilty plea by lobbyist Jack Abramoff to three counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion, a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington January 3, 2006. Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud charges on Tuesday and agreed to help U.S. prosecutors in a corruption probe that could involve several top Republican congressmen, including former House Majority Le
  •  - Assistant Attorney General Fisher announces guilty plea by lobbyist Abramoff in Washington

    Assistant Attorney General Fisher announces guilty plea by lobbyist Abramoff in Washington

    Posted: 1/3/2006 4:18:45 PM EST
    Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher (R) announces the guilty plea by lobbyist Jack Abramoff to three counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion, a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington January 3, 2005. Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud charges on Tuesday and agreed to help U.S. prosecutors in a corruption probe that could involve several top Republican congressmen, including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  •  - Jesse Jackson stands outside Bethel A.M.E. Church after speaking during the funeral of Stanley Tooki

    Jesse Jackson stands outside Bethel A.M.E. Church after speaking during the funeral of Stanley Tooki

    Posted: 12/30/2005 1:09:57 AM EST
    Jesse Jackson stands outside Bethel A.M.E. Church after speaking during the funeral of Stanley Tookie Williams in Los Angeles December 20, 2005. The 51-year-old Williams co-founded the Crips gang and was convicted for murder, but advocated against gang life after he was sent to prison. He was put to death by lethal injection December 13 after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to commute his sentence. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
  •  - Damaged tank used during the regime of Saddam Hussein sits on field in Basra

    Damaged tank used during the regime of Saddam Hussein sits on field in Basra

    Posted: 12/30/2005 1:00:44 AM EST
    A damaged tank used during the regime of Saddam Hussein sits on an open field in Iraq's city of Basra, south of Baghdad, December 21, 2005. The trial of Saddam on charges of crimes against humanity resumed on Wednesday and the former Iraqi president, who boycotted the previous session after telling judges to "go to hell", appeared in the dock. REUTERS/Atef Hassan
  •  - Former Iraqi President Saddam listens as witness Al-Haideri speaks during court proceedings in Baghd

    Former Iraqi President Saddam listens as witness Al-Haideri speaks during court proceedings in Baghd

    Posted: 12/30/2005 12:44:38 AM EST
    Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein listens as witness Ali Hassen Mohammed Al-Haideri gives testimony during court proceedings against Saddam and his co-defendants during the resumption of their trial December 21, 2005 in Baghdad. The trial of Saddam Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity on Wednesday heard some of the strongest evidence yet linking the former Iraqi president and his co-defendants to alleged torture. REUTERS/John Moore/Pool
  •  - Saddam Hussein's half brother al-Tikriti speaks out at his trial in Baghdad

    Saddam Hussein's half brother al-Tikriti speaks out at his trial in Baghdad

    Posted: 12/30/2005 12:37:49 AM EST
    Saddam Hussein's half brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti speaks during Saddam's trial in Baghdad December 21, 2005. The trial of Saddam Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity on Wednesday heard some of the strongest evidence yet linking the former Iraqi president and his co-defendants to alleged torture. REUTERS/Bob Strong
  •  - To match feature Brazil-Favelas

    To match feature Brazil-Favelas

    Posted: 12/29/2005 11:59:09 PM EST
    Members of AfroReggae project plays tambor at Vigario Geral Slum in Rio de Janeiro December 8, 2005. The AfroReggae band sings of favela life to hip-hop, rap and reggae beats. It's 2002 album "Cara Nova" opened with the sound of a police helicopter and the crack of gunshots. AfroReggae are also shortlisted to open for the Rolling Stones at a free concert on Copacabana Beach in February. Picture taken on December 8. To match feature Brazil-Favelas. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos
  •  - Former Enron Chief Accounting Officer Causey and wife wait for attorneys at the metal detector insid

    Former Enron Chief Accounting Officer Causey and wife wait for attorneys at the metal detector insid

    Posted: 12/29/2005 11:30:32 AM EST
    Former Enron Chief Accounting Officer Richard Causey and wife Bitsy wait for attorneys at the metal detector inside the Federal Courthouse in Houston December 28, 2005. Causey, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to securities fraud in exchange for a possible seven-year jail sentence for his role in the 2001 collapse of the power-trading giant. Causey had been scheduled to face trial next month with former Enron chief executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, but now is likely to cooperate with federal pros