U.S. Marines take cover as they are involved in a gun battle in March during a patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan. In February, U.S.-led troops set out to rid the area of insurgents and set up a viable local government. But Taliban militants have returned to the area.
Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, attend his funeral in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
The efforts of Gov. Bobby Jindal to get the BP oil spill cleaned up have helped his popularity among Louisiana voters. Here, Jindal speaks on a command post boat in Barataria Bay, off Grand Isle, La.
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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden after meeting with Sen. Bob Graham (left), chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, and former EPA administrator William K. Reilly.