Passengers check in at an American Airlines ticketing counter at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Tuesday. American's parent company, AMR, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to cut costs and unload massive debt. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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A Pakistani boy holds a dagger before a placard reading "Who is terrorist, America" during a rally Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, to condemn NATO helicopter attacks on Pakistani troops. Despite new tensions that have arisen from the raid, some observers say the U.S. and Pakistan have little choice but to continue to work together. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Occupy Wall Street protesters regroup in Foley Square after New York City police in riot gear removed the protesters from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday. The evacuation followed similar moves in Oakland, Calif., and Portland, Ore. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi delivers an address to Italy's Senate in December 2010. Berlusconi, whose political survival skills are legendary, promised to step down after the Senate approved an austerity package. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry stumbled during Wednesday night's Republican presidential candidate in Auburn Hills, Mich., at one point seeking help from Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX). Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Amy Barnes protests as police move in to clear a downtown street during an Occupy Atlanta demonstration the first weekend in November. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou leaves a news conference after a meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Oct. 13 at EU headquarters in Brussels. EU leaders were surprised and angered Tuesday when Papandreou said he would place a debt restructuring proposal before Greek voters.

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Although consumer spending is up, consumer confidence is at its worst since March 2009, at the height of the recession.

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Occupy Oakland protesters carry away a man who was hit by a police tear gas canister Tuesday near the Oakland City Hall.

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Libyan Transitional National Council fighters said Moammar Gadhafi was captured Thursday in this graffitti-filled culvert in Sirte.

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The Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Adel al-Jubeir, speaks to the press in Annapolis, Md., in 2007. The U.S. government said Tuesday that elements in the Iranian military plotted to kill the ambassador.

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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women on Friday. From left: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Liberian "peace warrior" Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

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