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              In this image made off the monitor screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's astronauts Jing Haipeng, center, Liu Wang, l

    In this image made off the monitor screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's astronauts Jing Haipeng, center, Liu Wang, l

    Posted: 6/27/2012 10:58:31 AM EST
    In this image made off the monitor screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's astronauts Jing Haipeng, center, Liu Wang, left, and Liu Yang celebrate inside the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft after the success of the manual docking between the spacecraft and Tiangong-1 lab module Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Beijing Aerospace Control Center via Xinhua) NO SALES
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              FILE - This May 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Katy Perry arriving at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo performances and c

    FILE - This May 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Katy Perry arriving at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo performances and c

    Posted: 6/26/2012 2:38:23 PM EST
    FILE - This May 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Katy Perry arriving at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo performances and chart success _ tying Michael Jackson's "Bad" with five No. 1 singles from her album "Teenage Dream" _ are undercut by heartbreak in her new 3D concert film "Katy Perry: Part of Me." She sobs uncontrollably backstage as her marriage to Russell Brand falls apart during her world tour, and talks about her dashed desire for "fairy tale" romance. The film opens nationwide on July 5. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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              FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo released by Starpix, singer Katy Perry wears a patriotic dress as she performs at a Pepsi-sponsored event at Brooklyn Pier 9A, kicking off  Fleet

    FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo released by Starpix, singer Katy Perry wears a patriotic dress as she performs at a Pepsi-sponsored event at Brooklyn Pier 9A, kicking off Fleet

    Posted: 6/26/2012 2:38:23 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo released by Starpix, singer Katy Perry wears a patriotic dress as she performs at a Pepsi-sponsored event at Brooklyn Pier 9A, kicking off Fleet Week in New York. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo performances and chart success _ tying Michael Jackson's "Bad" with five No. 1 singles from her album "Teenage Dream" _ are undercut by heartbreak in her new 3D concert film "Katy Perry: Part of Me." She sobs uncontrollably backstage as her marriage to Russell Brand falls apart during her world tour, and talks about her dashed desire for "fairy tale" romance. The film opens nationwide on July 5. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)
  •  - Timber is unloaded from truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Timber is unloaded from truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:25:38 AM EST
    Timber is unloaded from a truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Timber is unloaded from truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Timber is unloaded from truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:25:38 AM EST
    Timber is unloaded from a truck at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    Workers produce plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Worker pushes cart at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Worker pushes cart at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    A worker pushes a cart at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Worker produces plywood at ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Worker produces plywood at ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    A worker produces plywood at the ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Specialist Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Specialist Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    Specialist Olga Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    Workers produce plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Worker pushes cart at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Worker pushes cart at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    A worker pushes a cart at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Worker produces plywood at ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Worker produces plywood at ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    A worker produces plywood at the ''Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Specialist Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Specialist Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:18:36 AM EST
    Specialist Olga Sevcenko controls the production line of plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:10:40 AM EST
    Workers produce a plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Specialist walks past advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory

    Specialist walks past advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:10:40 AM EST
    A specialist walks past an advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Workers produce plywood at "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:10:40 AM EST
    Workers produce a plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June 21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
  •  - Specialist walks past advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory

    Specialist walks past advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory

    Posted: 6/25/2012 8:10:40 AM EST
    A specialist walks past an advanced production line for plywood at the "Latvijas Finieris" factory in Riga June21, 2012. The 84-year-old Latvian plywood factory is the kind of success story of which EU policymakers dream as they struggle with economic meltdown in southern Europe. Some 15 percent of workers were fired after sales in 2009 plummeted a third. The remainder saw wages cut and four day weeks. But now production of the company, with more than 2,000 workers, exceeds pre-crisis levels, part of a cog in a Baltic economy that is now Europe's fastest growing. Picture taken June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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              FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., gestures during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pr

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., gestures during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pr

    Posted: 6/19/2012 5:13:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., gestures during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama’s not-so-secret counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia, the killing of Osama bin Laden and strong hints of a cyber war against Iran give Republicans few openings to challenge the commander in chief. Republicans, who have successfully pummeled the president on the economy, have made little headway on national security. "There’s nothing like success to quell criticism," said Connolly. "I think the fact that there have been some successes, ranging from spectacular, Osama bin Laden, to the utter decapitation of al-Qaida to the disruption of violent insurgencies in Yemen, Somalia ... western parts of Pakistan has done much to quiet some of that criticism. ... I think the Republicans are very hard-pressed to criticize that aspect of the president's foreign policy." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
  •  - Haiti's Steven Vilsaint of Ayikodans performs a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince

    Haiti's Steven Vilsaint of Ayikodans performs a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince

    Posted: 6/17/2012 5:01:42 PM EST
    Haiti's Steven Vilsaint of Ayikodans performs a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince June 6, 2012. Last month, the company performed two sold-out shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami featuring the group's latest work, Danse de L'Araignee (the Dance of the Spider), a stunning blend of Haitian spiritual traditions with modern dance accompanied by rhythmic drums and a soulful singer. The group hopes its success in Miami will be a stepping stone to bigger venues, including a much sought-after invitation to perform this fall at New York City Center, one of the world's most prestigious dance theatres. To match feature HAITI-DANCE/ REUTERS/Swoan Parker (HAITI - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Haiti's Blanchard, Saint Phillipe, Vilsaint and Renaudin, dancers of Ayikodans perform a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince

    Haiti's Blanchard, Saint Phillipe, Vilsaint and Renaudin, dancers of Ayikodans perform a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince

    Posted: 6/17/2012 5:01:40 PM EST
    Haiti's Mackenson Blanchard (L-R), Johnnoiry Saint Phillipe, Steven Vilsaint and Wenchel Renaudin, dancers of Ayikodans perform a dance piece during a rehearsal session in the company's dance studio in Port-au-Prince June 6, 2012. Last month, the company performed two sold-out shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami featuring the group's latest work, Danse de L'Araignee (the Dance of the Spider), a stunning blend of Haitian spiritual traditions with modern dance accompanied by rhythmic drums and a soulful singer. The group hopes its success in Miami will be a stepping stone to bigger venues, including a much sought-after invitation to perform this fall at New York City Center, one of the world's most prestigious dance theatres. To match feature HAITI-DANCE/ REUTERS/Swoan Parker (HAITI - Tags: SOCIETY)