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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Sens. Pat Roberts (left) and Sam Brownback, both Kansas Republicans, vow to block White House nominees unless they get answers about a reported transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES The London Times' Tony Halpin suspects Russian women will be swooning over photos of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin riding horseback bare-chested.

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

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Agence France-Presse/Getty Images photographs "Americans now don't have to say they're from Canada" when they travel abroad, says Madeleine K. Albright, a secretary of state under President Clinton.

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES DRIVE: Fiat and Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne is thought to have the key to turning the failing Detroit automaker around.

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Getty Images WWE magnates Vince and Linda McMahon.

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Contractors of the U.S. security firm Blackwater secure the site of a roadside attack near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad in 2005. The firm, whose guards were accused of fatally shooting 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007, left Baghdad on Thursday.

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**FILE** Sidney Crosby (Getty Images)

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Associate Judge Kathleen Oberly swears in Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on hand. Mrs. Clinton, who has been the junior senator from New York, won Senate confirmation in a 94-2 vote.

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Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A woman reading a newspaper on Wednesday in Beijing will not find President Obama's entire speech; the state news agency cut a reference to facing down "fascism and communism."

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES 'BARRY O'BOMBER': President-elect Barack Obama began playing basketball at 10 after his father gave him a ball. Now at 47, he remains an avid player.

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** FILE ** Kevin Rudd (AFP/Getty Images/Sonny Tumbelaka)

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GETTY IMAGES Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (left) picked up a lawsuit by New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio, who argues that Barack Obama is ineligible to be president, and referred it to the full court after Justice David H. Souter (right) had refused it. The court Friday is to vote whether to accept the case.

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Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (left), on the campaign trail with President Obama (Getty Images)

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Members of the "Flower Gang" were detained in Mexico City as suspects in the slaying of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found in a car trunk Aug. 1. The death of the son of a business tycoon set off anti-crime demonstrations across Mexico.

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Agence France-Presse / Getty Images Greg Norman, a two-time British Open champion, is within a stroke of the lead after the first round at Royal Birkdale.

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Getty Images Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and Gazprom chief Alexei Miller visit the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. Mr. Putin expressed concern about the country's declining oil production and said the sector has reached a "critical juncture."

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Getty Images NHL Central Scouting's Dan Marr compared Jacob Trouba to currentl NHL defenseman Dion Phaneuf, whom Calgary drafted ninth overall in 2003.

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Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Seoul protesters demand the resignation of government officials. Some scholars say the mixed focus of the protests indicate citizens merely seek group experience, and that this urge dangerously usurps their loyalty to the democratic process. Elected by a record margin, the president's approval rating is now less than 20 percent.