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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference in Netanyahu's office on Jan. 31 in Jerusalem, Israel. Merkel called for a stop to the settlement building, sighting the events in Egypt as a highlight for the importance of furthering the diplomatic process.
NBC News' Chuck Todd and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs
An image grab taken from Egyptian state television shows Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (left) speaking with his new Vice President Omar Suleiman (center) and Chief of Staff Sami Anan during a visit to the military operations center in Cairo on Sunday.
Tom Gillian uses a snow shovel to chip ice from his windshield in Denver on Monday. A monster winter storm is revving up in the Rockies and is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in some parts of the Midwest and an inch of ice in others.
Mohammed ElBaradei, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former chief of the IAEA, is seen here at a meeting marking the first year of his campaign to press for changes within Egyptian politics, in Cairo, Sept. 6, 2010. ElBaradei brought together a coalition of young activists and opposition groups to mark his first year in Egyptian politics.
Motorists navigate the morning rush hour in Chicago. Ford and other major automakers hope to install technology in cars that enables vehicles to communicate with one another to avoid crashes.
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