The Alaskan Way Viaduct, the raised two-level highway that runs along Seattle's downtown waterfront, is seen from the air in 2006. Seattle is now replacing it to improve mobility for people and goods.
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, shown with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, testifies at a House Armed Services Committee hearing last month on the annual defense authorization budget request.
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Judith Monsalve pumps gas at a Miami gas station this week. With the current surge in gas prices, business owners from Florida to Las Vegas are hoping motorists won't cancel their getaways.
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