Monday

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President Obama shakes hands with investor Warren Buffett after presenting him with a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom. One part of the president's deficit-reduction plan is named after Buffett, who suggested that high-income earners like him should pay more in taxes. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Sunday

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A Palestinian flag is raised in front of European Union headquarters in Brussels on Monday, September 12th. The Palestinians are expected to seek statehood at the United Nations next week. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

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A crowd cheers as Republican Bob Turner appears on stage during an election night party on Tuesday in New York. The traditionally Democratic and Jewish district elected Turner, revealing the problems Obama may have with political strongholds in the 2012 election. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

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A fighter loyal to the Transitional National Council sits with money that has been donated to pay fighters at a checkpoint outside Bani Walid, Libya, on Monday. It was widely feared that ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi and his supporters spirited away much of the country's wealth. But those fears have yet to materialize, as Libya's central bank holdings appear to remain largely intact. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

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A Palestinian flag is raised in front of European Union headquarters in Brussels on Monday. The Palestinians are expected to seek statehood at the United Nations next week. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Owens (right) repairs the roof of a tornado-damaged home with James Davis (left) and Dwain Payne on July 30 in Joplin, Mo. All three men came up from Mobile, Ala., looking for work after the May 22 tornado that devastated Joplin, killing 160 people and destroying 7,500 homes and as many as 500 businesses. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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