Brick By Brick
A gypsy child attempts to climb a pile of handmade bricks in the village of Dealu, north of Bucharest, Romania, on a hot day Wednesday, Aug. 13 2008. Romanian Gypsy families manufacture bricks braving temperatures as hot as 100 degrees and living in makeshift shelters. The bricks sell for about 17 cents a piece. Romania, a European Union member, is home to a large Gypsy, or Roma, community.
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Break From The Blaze
James Velasco, kneeling, and fellow firefighters rest after battling a blaze at the Casa de Vallejo retirement home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in Vallejo, Calif. Two people were unaccounted for Friday morning after authorities evacuated the Solano County retirement home where a four-alarm blaze was raging.
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Giant bolts of lightning crash to the earth during a severe electrical storm Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Centennial Wyo. The image was captured by a Webcam at the Mountain View Historic Hotel.
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An orthodox priest waits in a bus to pass a Russian checkpoint in Gori, northwest of the capital Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but regional tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland could face attack over its missile defense deal with the United States.
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A Hummingbird drinks nectar from a flower in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, prior to President Bush leaving the White House for his Texas ranch for vacation.
Credit: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
A De Brazza's Monkey infant is seen with its mother in Tierpark Zoo, in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. The little monkey of still unknown gender was born on June 27, 2008.
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An Afghan man carries toys and balloons to sell in a market on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug 15, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
An early morning thunderstorm moves north up the coast near Malibu, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Gene Blevins
Iraqi police deploy in the Wadi al-Salam cemetery in Najaf, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Police deployed in the cemetery to counter the threat of bomb attacks, as Shiite pilgrims from southern Iraq visited to pray over the graves of relatives, on their way to the Shabaniyah festival in Karbala which ends over the weekend and marks the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th Shiite imam who disappeared in the 9th century.
Credit: AP Photo/Alaa Al-Marjani
And The Pitch
Twin State Peregrines' starting pitcher Joe Cravero delivers a pitch against Cuba's Yony Garcia, unseen, during a friendly baseball game in Havana, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. The Twin State Peregrines baseball team of Vermont and New Hampshire is on a 10-day visit to Cuba to play a series of friendly games.
Credit: AP Photo/Javier Galeano