A Foul Wind Blows
A tourist at Sydney's famous beachside suburb of Bondi struggles to take photos as high winds buffet the area, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. Gale force winds and record flooding rain hit Sydney overnight, leaving one man dead and the city's transport system struggling to resume normal service.
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Capt. Robert Stanton of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division laughs as a soldier shows him a large lizard that was caught eating trash at Dag in eastern Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006.
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Waving Goodbye ... Eventually
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair waves to the crowd as he arrives at Quintin Kynaston, a technology school, in central London, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006. Blair reluctantly promised Thursday to resign within a year, hoping that revealing a general time frame for his departure will appease critics who are calling for him to step down.
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Fighting The Fire
Iraqi firemen battle a truck fire on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 in Baghdad. No one was hurt in the fire, the cause of which is still unknown. At least 18 were killed in five explosions earlier in the day, as Iraqi authorities prepared to assume control of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command, Iraqi Air Force and Iraqi Navy from the US-led coalition.
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Iraqi army soldiers detain a suspect during a raid on a market, in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006. Iraqi troops raided the market and arrested 15 suspected insurgents, police said. Coalition forces handed over control of Iraq's armed forces command to the government on Thursday, a move U.S. officials have hailed as a crucial milestone on the country's difficult road to independence.
A poisoned man talks with a doctor Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, a city of 4 million people. The entire government resigned on Wednesday following a toxic waste scandal in which at least three people died, including two children, and 1.500 others were poisoned. The scandal was triggered by poisonous toxic waste unloaded from a Panamanian-registered ship that docked at Abidjan on August 19.
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Sneaking A Peek
Onlookers peer over a fence to watch contestants in the Miss World competition in a beach event in Sopot, Poland, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. A new Miss World will be crowned Sept. 30 in Warsaw.
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Short Flight, Great Views
With President Bush aboard, Marine One takes off from the South Lawn of the White House for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. The president was traveling to Georgia for a campaign stop and to urge support for the war on terrorism.
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Sun And Ships
Israeli sunbathers walk on the beach as an Israeli naval boat patrols off the northern Israeli coast next to the border crossing with Lebanon at Rosh Haniqra, Thursday Sept. 7, 2006. Israel pledged to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, bowing to international pressure and allowing massive rebuilding efforts to begin in the war-ravaged country.
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B.B. In Berlin
Blues legend B.B. King performs during a stop on his farewell concert tour in Berlin on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.
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