In this Nov. 30, 2004, file photo, Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to Marcial Maciel Degollado of Mexico, founder of the Legion of Christ. Allegations have surfaced that the late pope — or at least members of his inner circle — obstructed an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Maciel.
With a former Soviet Union flag in the background, a Kyrgyz woman, with her son, mourns victims of this week's violent protests. She was among the thousands of grieving and defiant citizens of Kyrgyzstan who gathered in the main square of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, April 9, 2010, after two days of clashes forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee.
Massey Energy COO Chris Adkins (second from left) talks to federal mine safety officials near the drilling above Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch South coal mine Wednesday.
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