U.S. Marines take cover as they are involved in a gun battle in March during a patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan. In February, U.S.-led troops set out to rid the area of insurgents and set up a viable local government. But Taliban militants have returned to the area.
Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, attend his funeral in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
The efforts of Gov. Bobby Jindal to get the BP oil spill cleaned up have helped his popularity among Louisiana voters. Here, Jindal speaks on a command post boat in Barataria Bay, off Grand Isle, La.
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Shrimp boats sit in the Pass Christian Harbor in Pass Christian, Miss. Many fishermen, seafood buyers and others in the Gulf operate with cash, which may cause problems when they cannot present the documents needed to receive government compensation.
Gen. William K. Harrison, Jr., seated at left, and North Korean Gen. Nam Il, seated at right, sign armistice documents in Armistice Hall in Panmunjom, a no man's land between the Koreas, on July 26, 1953.