World's Tallest Building
A Picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows the Dubai's Burj Khalifa building, the world's tallest tower. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Major Earthquake Devastates Haitian Capital
Remains of houses in Canape Vert after an earthquake devastated Haiti.
John & Elizabeth Edwards Separate
NEW YORK - APRIL 23: John and Elizabeth Edwards attends the Discovery Upfront event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery)
Apple Announces Launch Of New Tablet Computer
SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 27: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPad as he speaks during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts January 27, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Apple introduced its latest creation, the iPad, a mobile tablet browsing device that is a cross between the iPhone and a MacBook laptop. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
After several reports of uncontrolled acceleration in some of their most popular models, Toyota announced a recall on Jan. 28. They blamed the problem on the design of their pedals. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Small Plane Crashes Into Building In Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, TX- FEBRUARY 19: Crane operators and fire investigators work at the burned home of Joseph Stack on February 19, 2010 in Austin, Texas. The day prior Joseph Stack set fire to his house before crashing his plane into an IRS office building in North Austin. (Photo by Ben Sklar /Getty Images)
Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Tiger Woods makes a statement from the Sunset Room on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour on February 19, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain "a matter between a husband and a wife." (Photo by Lori Moffett-Pool/Getty Images)
Killer Whale Kills Trainer Before Show At SeaWorld
ORLANDO - FEBRUARY 24: The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld, in Orlando, Florida, February 24, 2010. This is the thrid human death associated with the killer whale. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
Chile Faces Major Destruction After Massive 8.8 Earthquake
CONCEPCION, CHILE - MARCH 10: A 15-story apartment building is seen laying on its side after it collapsed during the February 27th earthquake March 10, 2010 in Concepcion, Chile. Food, water and electricity continue to arrive for those people that are in need after the devastating 8.8 quake -- 800 times more powerful than Haiti's 7.0 earthquake in January. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TSA Debuts Full Body Imaging Screeners At O'Hare Airport
<> on March 15, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
Health Care Bill Signed Into Law
US President Barack Obama, surrounded by lawmakers and guests, signs the healthcare insurance reform legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 23, 2010. Obama signed into law his historic health care reform, enacting the most sweeping social legislation in decades which will ensure coverage for almost all Americans.(Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
A crane lifts the stern of the sunken So
A crane lifts the stern of the sunken South Korean Navy's patrol combat corvette PCC-772 Cheonan (L) above waters on April 12, 2010, near Baengnyeong island towards the disputed Yellow Sea border. The stern will be moved on to the coast. The corvette with 104 sailors was torn in two by a mysterious explosion on March 26, leaving two dead and 44 missing. (HONG JIN-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Scientists at the world's biggest atom s
Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher at a European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva celebrate on March 30, 2010 after they had collided protons at record power, mimicking conditions close to the Big Bang that created the universe. Cheers erupted in seperate control rooms around the 27-kilometre (16.8-mile) long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as the detectors recorded the collisions of beams of sub-atomic particles at close to the speed of light. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Census Bureau Director Robert Groves Discusses 2010 Census Efforts
Census Bureau Director Robert Groves Discusses 2010 Census Efforts as the Census began on April 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Ash billows from the Eyjafjoell volcano
Ash billows from the Eyjafjoell volcano on May 8, 2010 in Hvolsvoellur, Iceland. European air traffic faced growing disruption today as a cloud of ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano affected flights in Spain, France and Portugal and closed Barcelona airport, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were cancelled while many transatlantic services were delayed as they skirted the plume of debris from the Eyjafjoell volcano, which plunged air travel across the continent into chaos last month. AFP PHOTO/ Halldor Kolbeins (Photo credit should read HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf Oil Spill Spreads, Damaging Economies, Nature, And Way Of Life
GRAND ISLE, LA - JUNE 04: A brown pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is coming ashore in large volumes across southern Louisiana coastal areas. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Arizona Governor Signs Contraversial Immigration Bill Into Law
PHOENIX - APRIL 23: Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law outside the Arizona state capitol building on April 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona. Critics say the new law will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Terror Suspect Faisal Shahzad Arrested
An image of terror suspect Faisal Shahzad is seen on a tv screen as US Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Deputy Director of the FBI John S. Pistole and New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly hold a briefing regarding the investigation into the Times Square attempted bombing, in Washington, DC, on May 4, 2010. FBI agents pulled a Pakistani-American suspected of the botched New York car bombing off a plane in a dramatic arrest as he tried to flee the country, officials said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "a good look" was needed at how the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, almost got away before being removed from an Emirates Airline plane about to take off from John F. Kennedy Airport to Dubai. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli military boats approach the sout
Israeli military boats approach the southern port of Ashdod on May 31, 2010, after Israeli navy commandos stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters, killing several pro-Palestinian activists in a pre-dawn raid that sparked global outrage.(MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot (C),
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot (C), is escorted by Peruvian police as he arrives at the DIRINCRI (Criminal Investigation Direction) office in Lima on June 5, 2010. Peruvian police had been searching for van der Sloot - the main suspect in the killing of Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, the daughter of Peruvian businessman and race car driver Ricardo Flores Chipoco - who was stopped in a taxi in Chile after entering the country from Peru last May 31. AFP PHOTO/ANP/MARCEL ANTONISSE netherlands out - belgium out (Photo credit should read MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images)
Retirement Ceremony Held For Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: during a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair July 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, who has served in the military since 1976 is retiring after being relieved of command for comments he made to a Rolling Stone Reporter about President Barack Obama and his administration. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Russian Spy Ring Broken Up
A man reads Russian "Tvoi den" ("Your day") newspaper with new Anna Chapman pictures on August 27, 2010. (DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama Signs Finance Reform Bill Into Law
WASHINGTON - JULY 21: AFP OUT U.S. President Barack Obama (C) signs the the financial reform bill into law during a ceremony with (L-R) Robin Fox, Andrew Giordano, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. A sweeping expansion of federal financial regulation in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the bill will create a consumer protection agency, lay out a blueprint for disassembling financial entities considered "too big to fail," and many other reforms. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Australian founder of whistleblowing web Australian founder of whistleblowing website, 'WikiLeaks', Julian Assange speaks to media after giving a press conference in London on July 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton Marries Marc Mezvinsky In Rhinebeck, New York
RHINEBECK, NY - JULY 31: In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, Marc Mezvinsky (L) and Chelsea Clinton pose during their wedding at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City. (Photo by Barbara Kinney via Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
<> on August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California.
Swearing-In Cermony For Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 7: Elena Kagan (L) is sworn in as the Supreme Court's newest member as Chief Justice John Roberts (R) administers the judicial oath, and Jeffrey Minear, counselor to the chief justice, holds the Bible at the Supreme Court Building August 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to sit on the high court, and is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Buried At Arlington National Cemetery
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is laid to rest on September 28, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia.
Flight Attendant's Dramatic Exit A JetBlue plane sits on the runway. (Source: Getty Images)
Mosque Proposed Blocks Away From Ground Zero
Obama Sounds Off On 'Ground Zero' Mosque President Obama weighed in on the debate on plans to build an Islamic community center near New York City's Ground Zero. The president noted on Aug. 13, 2010, the Constutional right for the mosque and community center to be built in that location. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
House Holds Hearing On Major Egg Recall Due To Salmonella
September 22, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Accused Craigslist Killer Commits Suicide
Alleged 'Craigslist Killer' Commits Suicide Accused "Craigslist killer" Philip Markoff killed himself on Aug. 15, 2010, in jail. Officials discovered his body with a plastic bag tied over his head. He was awaiting trial in the murder case of Julissa Brisman, a 25-year-old New Yorker. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel-Pool/Getty Images)
Jury Reaches Verdict On Only One Of 24 Counts In Blagojevich Trial
CHICAGO - AUGUST 17: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrives at the courthouse to hear the verdict in his corruption trial August 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was found guilty on one charge of giving a false statement to federal agents. The jury was hung and was unable to reach a verdict on 23 of the 24 counts. The government plans to retry him. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
Bed Bug Summit Held Near Chicago
The Bed Bug University North American Summit 2010 on September 22, 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois.
Glenn Beck Hosts Rally To 'Restore Honor'
Conservative US radio and television commentator Glenn Beck speaks at a rally dubbed "Restoring Honor," to show support of the US military, organized by Beck, one of the de facto leaders of the Tea Party movement at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2010. The rally has attracted controversy because it is being held on the 47th anniversary of civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, where King spoke. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama Ends Combat Mission In Iraq
US President Barack Obama reads his speech to photographers after delivering an address to the nation on the end of combat operations in Iraq from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on August 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Small Florida Church Pastor Calls Off Burning Of Koran On 9/11 Anniversary
<> on September 9, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.
Huge Explosion Rocks Area Near San Francisco International Airport
<> on September 9, 2010 in San Bruno, California.
American hiker Sarah Shourd Freed By Iran
American hiker Sarah Shourd, who was released by Iran after more than 13 months in detention, speaks to the press upon her arrival at the Omani capital Muscat on September 14, 2010. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
Activists Calling For Repeal Of DADT Chain Themselves To White House Fence
<> on November 15, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Facebook Makes Announcement At Its Palo Alto Headquarters
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announces on October 6, 2010 in Palo Alto, California.
Rutgers Students pay their respects on October 1
Students pay their respects on October 1, 2010 to first-year student Tyler Clementi, 18, who killed himself shortly after being filmed and broadcast over the Internet during a gay encounter at Rutgers Univeristy in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Clementi killed himself shortly after being spied on. Two undergraduates have been arrested after the fellow student they allegedly filmed and broadcast over the Internet leapt to his death from a New York bridge. Prosecutors said that two students at Rutgers had been charged with invasion of privacy and that investigators were considering further charges linked to the fact that Clementi was apparently filmed in a homosexual act. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Rahm Emanuel Leaves White House
US President Barack Obama (R) hugs outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel after announcing his departure from the West Wing in the East Room of the White House October 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. Emanuel will be stepping down as chief of staff to run for mayor of Chicago. Senior advisor Pete Rouse was named as his replacement. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell Releases I'm Not A Witch Ad
Christine O'Donnell Releases "I'm Not A Witch" Ad In her first campaign add of the primary season, Tea Party-propelled candidate Christine O'Donnell appeared Oct. 6, 2010, in a video in which she says, "I'm not a witch." It was meant to fight rumors around her admission of dabbling in witchcraft. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
Chilean miner Juan Illanes celebrates af
Chilean miner Juan Illanes celebrates after coming out of the Fenix capsule after being brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine, near Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, Chile. Illanes was the third from 33 to be lifted from underground. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera smiles at right. AFP PHOTO/ MARTIN BERNETTI ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Emirates and UPS cargo planes sit on the
Emirates and UPS cargo planes sit on the tarmac of Dubai airport on October 31, 2010, the day after a parcel bomb was intercepted in Dubai on a cargo plane originating from Yemen. Yemeni security forces were searching for suspects who posted parcel bombs on two US-bound freighter flights after arresting a woman over an alleged Al-Qaeda plot that sparked a global air cargo alert. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Comedian Stephen Colbert (L) listens as
Comedian Stephen Colbert (L) listens as colleague Jon Stewart speaks during the "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the national Mall October 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. Tens of thousands of people streamed into the US capital Saturday for the rally hosted by liberal comics Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, billed as an antidote to the ugly political mood dividing the US three days before mid-term elections. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) Attends Republican Election Watch Party
<> on November 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.
George W. Bush Signs Copies Of His New Memoir "Decision Points"
George W. Bush Signs Copies Of His New Memoir "Decision Points" on November 9, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.
Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Towed To San Diego
SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 11: The stranded Carnival Splendor cruise ship is towed to San Diego Harbor by tug boats on November 11, 2010 in San Diego, California. The cruise ship lost power and became stranded off of California's coast early Monday after a fire in the engine room. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Four Loko Drops Caffeine From Energy Drink
Four Loko Drops Caffeine From Energy Drink The manufacturers of a popular caffeinated alcohol drink announced on Nov. 16, 2010, that they will remove the caffeine from its controversial products -- just before the FDA reveals its intention to ban the Four Loko beverage. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
North Korea Hits South Korea With Artillery Fire
XXX YYY on November 23, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea struck the South Korean Island of Yeonpyeong reportedly causing injuries and prompting return fire from South Korean troops. The incident comes amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear program and the announcement of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son as his successor.
Tom DeLay Convicted Of Money Laundering
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted Nov. 24, 2010, on charges he illegally gave corporate money to Texas political candidates in 2002. He was potentially facing decades in prison. (Photo by Ben Sklar /Getty Images)
President Barack Obama Bloody Lip
US President Barack Obama walks to his car after a game of basketball with friends and aides on November 26, 2010 at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Obama is holding a piece of gauze to his lip after he was injured during the game. Obama got 12 stitches in his lip after the game with Reggie Love and members of his family. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave the following statement: "After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the President received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit. They were done in the doctor's office located on the ground floor of the White House." The medical unit that treated Obama used a smaller filament than typically used, which increases the number of stitches but makes a tighter stitch and results in a smaller scar. Obama was given a local anesthetic while receiving the stitches. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican Congressional Leaders Address The Media
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor (R-VA) (R) participate in a media briefing after GOP leaders met at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama on November 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. In their first face-to-face meeting the leaders hoped to make progress in a compromise over the expiring Bush tax cuts. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NASA Holds News Conference On Astrobiology Finding
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Felisa Wolfe-Simon (L), NASA astrobiology research fellow, speaks while flanked by Mary Voytek (2nd-L) NASA director, Astrobiology Program, Steven Benner (2nd-R), distinguished fellow Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution and Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, during a news conference at NASA Headquarters on December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Ms. Wolfe-Simon said that after a two year study at California lake, she found that a bug will grow in the presence of the toxic chemical arsenic when only slight traces of phosphorous are present. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Charlie Rangel Awaits Censure Decision By House
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) leaves his office on Capitol Hill December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Members of the House will vote in the afternoon on whether Rangel will be censured after he was found guilty of 11 ethical violations by the House Ethics Committee. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Obama Holds News Conference Discussing Tax Cut Deal
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the White House briefing room December 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama held a news conference a day after he had announced a deal with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts for Americans.
Elizabeth Edwards Succumbs To Cancer
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 7, 2010. Edwards was seen as a face of resilience and grace amid her husband's affair with a campaign videographer. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture shows the Interpol webpage wit
A picture shows the Interpol webpage with the portrait of Australian Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website Wikileaks, posted on its most-wanted list on December 7, 2010 after a Swedish court investigating a molestation allegation issued an international arrest warrant. Assange, 39, was arrested in London earlier Today and appeared at Westminster Magistrate's Court hours later, and is expected to fight attempts to extradite him to Sweden. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
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