Specialist Gregory Goodrich, from Paw Paw Michigan, with Butcher Troop, part of the US Army 1st Infantry Division, fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher at a Taliban mortar team as incoming rounds were hitting just outside the bunker at Combat Outpost Wilderness in Paktia provence, eastern Afghanistan.
Vice President Biden arrives at the Capitol on Wednesday for a meeting with legislators to work on a framework for deficit reduction. At left is his chief of staff, Bruce Reed.
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Egyptians who fled fighting in Libya carry their belongings at the Egyptian-Libyan border in Salloum, Egypt. The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 105,000 Egyptians have returned from Libya.
Thousands of Chinese students holding Communist flags and a portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party. Celebrations like this one come during a controversial moment, as leftist groups push back at criticism of Chairman Mao and the millions of deaths he caused.