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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Day in Pictures

Indian women prepare drying red chillies in Ahmadabad. They reportedly earn 500 rupees ($11) for each batch of 20kgs. (AP)

Inmates from a sheriff's community service program clean Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans the day after Mardi Gras 1 March. Six months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, bodies are still being pulled out of wrecked and rotting homes. (AFP/File/Robyn Beck)

At least 8,000 members of the all-volunteer U.S. military have deserted since the Iraq war began, Pentagon records show, although the overall desertion rate has plunged since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. As of Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at least 2,301 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,801 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, center, leaves the federal courthouse after testifying in the trial of Enron founder Ken Lay and former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in Houston. Lay and Skilling are facing fraud and conspiracy charges. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Five siblings from Turkey who can only walk on all fours could provide science with an insight into human evolution, researchers have said. (BBC)

Indian men carry the body of a victim of a bomb blast outside the Hanuman Temple after two separate bomb blasts hit a crowded temple and a rail station in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in northern India. At least 21 people died and 62 were injured in three separate bomb attacks in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in northern India, an official told AFP. (AFP)


At 3/07/2006 5:20 PM, Anonymous ken said...

Nice compilation.


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