ORUZGAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN -- Soldiers of the newly formed Afghan National Army, 1ST Company of the First Battalion, Third Brigade led into the Oruzgan Province by a team of the 3rd Special Forces Group toss an 82mm mortar while working in a human chain moving nearly ten tons of munitions from a bunker complex under the Oruzgan district headquarters to destroyed in February 2004.
ST. LOUIS -- Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama boards his campaign plane at Lambert-St Louis International Airport on October 18, 2008 following a campaign rally where he spoke to a crowd of nearly 100,000 supporters.
BARDONECCHIA, ITALY -- Snowboard cross competition at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.
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RAMADI, IRAQ -- Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines search three young men in an alley with walls showing bullet holes while on patrol in Ramadi in July 2005. The patrol stopped the men riding together in a taxi to conduct a random inspection of the passengers and the contents of the vehicle in search of weapons or explosives. Nothing was found the men were allowed to proceed without further detainment.
LOS ANGELES -- Halle Berry shows off her best actress Oscar during the 74th annual Academy Awards in 2002.
AL-KIFL, IRAQ -- Iraqi casualties on an explosive rigged bridge spanning the Euphrates River as U.S. Army forces push north to Baghdad during the early days of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
California Same Sex Marriage
BERKELEY -- Wearing their wedding gowns, Sharon Papo, 29 and Amber Weiss, 31, left, share a peaceful moment as they ride the train from Berkeley to the San Francisco City Hall where they would be married in a ceremony on the first day of same sex marriages performed legally in California on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
ORUZGAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN -- Armed Oruzgan District militia member carrying a RPG and others with heavy weapons flood into the bunker area near the Oruzgan District Chief compound when it became apparent U.S. Special Forces and Afghan National Army soldiers were going to empty and remove nearly 10 tons of munitions stored in bunkers under the compound.
Kerry For President
BOSTON -- John Kerry celebrating after accepting the Democratic presidential nomination while his running mate John Edwards holds his 4-year-old son Jack on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention.
DARFUR, SUDAN -- Girls living in the Kalma IDP (Internal Displaced Individual) Camp near Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan, attend school in the Salaam Girls School sponsored by UNICEF. The camp is Darfur’s largest IDP camp where between 100,000-150,000 displaced Sudanese people reside and rely on international food aid to survive in May 2005.
West Bank Funeral
NABLUS, WEST BANK -- Funeral march of Palestinian businessman Zahy Fathy in the streets of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus on Friday, October 20, 2000. Fathy was killed in gun battle as was an Israeli soldier during fighting as Jewish settlers tried to visit Joseph's Tomb on Mount Ebal which was recently ransacked by Palestinians.
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan's Robert Traylor destroys the backboard with a massive dunk delaying the game between No. 7 Michigan and Ball State for 17 minutes during the first half on November 26, 1996.
NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO -- Nuevo Laredo Police officers take no chances on patrol or off. While officers eat, another stands watching the streets armed with an AR-15 automatic weapon in the volatile Mexican border town just across the Rio Grand River from Laredo, Texas.
DETROIT -- Kidd Rock released his album "Born Free" on November 16, 2010. It was announced on June 16, 2011 that "Born Free" was certified platinum by the 'Recording Industry Association Of America' (RIAA) for selling more than one million copies.
ATHENS, GREECE – USA softball player Jessica Mendoza (2) is tagged out at home by team Greece catcher Stacey Farnworth blocking the plate for the play at home during the Athens 2004 Olympics. The USA team defeated Greece 7-0.
DETROIT -- Michael Jordan during playoffs against the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference semifinals in 1988.
NEW ORLEANS -- Oregon Army National Guard 1-86th Bravo Company Capt. Matt Balkwin tries to persuade New Orleans resident Lazarro Rosenberg and his mother to evacuate from their Burgundy Street home near the French Quarter on Thursday, September 8, 2005 following Hurricane Katrina.
RAMADI, IRAQ -- 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Bravo Company, Cpl. Ryan Kling, 22, of Coloma, MI, on his third combat deployment in Iraq with the 1/5 Marines on a combat patrol through the streets of Ramadi.
Boston Red Sox Collision
Homeless in America
MARSHALL, MISSOURI -- Lisa Sweeney, 10, hugs "Bootsy" the cat watching TV in a room at Gene's Motel in Marshall, Missouri. Her family has been homeless for months living in tents but due to the charity of of a local family, the Sweeney family woke up for the first time in months in the comfort of a room ... not a tent.
Beijing Gold Medal
BEIJING -- USA's Lloy Ball celebrates a USA point alongside USA's David Lee (4) in the third game of the gold medal match with a dejected Brazilian player Dante Amaral hanging in the net as the USA men's volleyball team defeated Brazil for the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
SAN FRANCISCO – Yelp.com founders Jeremy Stoppelman, right, and his dog Darwin giving his owner a big lick standing with Russel Simmons in the Yelp office.