French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde speaks with International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at a meeting of international finance leaders on April 15. In the wake of Strauss-Kahn's resignation from the IMF, many experts believe Lagarde is well-positioned to take the job.
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Members of the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment watch as a massive dust storm is just seconds away from enveloping Patrol Base Fires in Sangin District, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Roughly 100,000 service members are in Afghanistan, and their future there is being newly considered in Washington after the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.