Western All-Star Shaquille O'Neal (32) of the Phoenix Suns and Western All-Star Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers share the MVP award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in Phoenix. Associated Press.
The U.S. Mint unveiled four revamped Lincoln penny designs in 2009 to mark the 200th birthday of the 16th president. It was a "milestone moment," said Andrew D. Brunhart, the mint's deputy director. Coin foes say it's only kept in circulation by the zinc lobby. (Associated Press)
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First lady Jacqueline Kennedy (top in 1961) set a standard of grace and elegance that may inspire incoming first lady Michelle Obama (left) and Caroline Kennedy, daughter of Jackie and possible pick for New York senator.
** FILE ** Todd and Lorie Richmond speak to a reporter at the University of Chicago on Dec. 19, 2008. They both had surgery on the same day at the University Medical Center, a decision they reached after years of failed diets. (Associated Press/Brian Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)
Mobster Al Capone, here in 1931, got away with gambling and selling alcohol during Prohibition because he had a tight grip on City Hall. His men were known to roam the building looking for favors. (Associated Press)
Actress Kirsten Dunst, appears on stage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in New York. Dunst's new film "Marie Antoinette," opens Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
This picture provided by Universal Studios Home Entertainment shows actors Gregory Peck, foreground left, and Brock Peters, foreground right, in a scene from the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird." (Associated Press) ** FILE **
Then-Sen. Barack Obama signs a copy of his book "The Audacity of Hope" at Bowie State University in November 2006. Key members of the president-elect's team have also authored books. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
The operations center features numerous, movie-theater-size flat-screen monitors that stream live images from unmanned aircraft patrolling the two theaters of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force)