President Barack Obama reviews a map of the Upper Big Branch mine 10 days after the deadly explosion that killed 29 mine workers. Also pictured are MSHA coal mine safety chief Kevin Stricklin (at left), Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main (second from left) and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (far right). Immediately after this meeting, the President promised "to ensure that we're pursuing mine safety as relentlessly as we responsibly can."
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House Minority Leader John Boehner answers questions from reporters at the Capitol with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday. Following Tuesday's midterms, Republicans stand ready to take control of the House of Representatives, with Boehner likely becoming the next speaker.
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While Russia's president, Vladimir Putin visits a farm in the Volga region, outside Saratov, in September 2004. Since then, Putin has helped bail out farmers in the area, but many observers worry about his party's seemingly pervasive power.
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Police in Athens escort two men suspected of sending mail bombs. The men were arrested after bombs addressed to embassies in the Greek capital were intercepted. Greece ordered a 48-hour suspension of overseas deliveries of mail and packages.