U.S. soldiers celebrate as the first vehicles of the last U.S. military convoy carrying troops out of Iraq passes through the K-Crossing at Iraq's border with Kuwait early on Sunday morning.
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Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich squared off in the ABC debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night.
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Pelosi was critical of Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership for recessing the House without passing extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, both set to expire at the end of the year.
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A Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.- Mexico border in 2010. Traffickers have begun using immigrants as drug smugglers, recruiting voluntarily and forcibly.
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The Niemeyer Center for the arts will shut its doors on Dec. 15 after being open for only nine months in Aviles, Spain. It's a victim of political squabbling during difficult economic times.
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A woman walks past Egyptian military near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. Protesters have clashed with security forces in the days leading up to Monday's parliamentary elections, and women are being targeted.
Pakistani protesters shout slogans during a protest in Multan on Oct. 14 against U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. Officials said U.S. drone strikes on Oct. 13 killed 10 militants, including a senior commander in the Haqqani network. Drone attacks are one way the U.S. hopes to squeeze the Haqqani militants.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi acknowledges applause before leaving parliament's lower chamber in Rome on Saturday. Berlusconi resigned after the lower chamber passed an austerity package.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Six GOP presidential candidates attended the banquet, seeking an edge in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus.