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ATLANTA REMEMBERS 9/11--AFR Sgt Ferrell Davis secures a 50-foot American flag from the raised ladder of Truck 1 before the ceremony with the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire Rescue on Monday, September 10, 2012, in memory of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony was held at the Public Safety Headquarters in the courtyard at 226 Peachtree Street, SW. Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner provided opening remarks, Public Safety Chair, Council Member Michael Bond, retired NYPD officer Nicola Sime and and Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Kelvin J. Cochran offered remarks.
SPACEWALKIN'--In this image provided by NASA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, participates in the mission's third session of extravehicular activity Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (out of frame), completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged threads where a bolt must be placed. They also installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2.
(AP Photo/Contra Costa Times, Karl Mondon, Pool)
HONORING A FALLEN BROTHER--The body of California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngtrom rests in the Mission church in Vacaville, Calif., on Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2012. Youngstrom was killed in the line of duty last week in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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WEDDING DAY--Aymara Indians are silhouetted in the early morning sky as they make their way to the temple of stone walls to attend the wedding of Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and Claudia Fernandez in the highlands of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The 49-year-old vice president and the 25-year-old journalist were wed by Aymaran spiritual guides at an ancestral site constructed by the ancient Aymara people some 3,000 years ago to observe the heavens.
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GUILTY--Tracen Franklin looks around the court room as he sits at the defendant's table. Attorneys in the death penalty trial of Tracen Franklin present closing arguments in Douglas County Superior Court Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Franklin, now 20, is the only one of four charged with killing Bobby Tillman facing the prospect of a death sentence. A former Douglas High School football standout, Franklin was by then a freshman at Alabama State University, and he was home that weekend almost two years ago to visit his mother who was recuperating from surgery. The prosecution contends Tillman was beaten to by Franklin and 3 other men as he attended a party November 6, 2010. The jury took about two hours to convict Franklin of Malice murder and Felony Murder. The trial continues with the sentencing phase Thursday.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
CANDLES FOR A SAINT--Catholic faithful light candles and pray in honor of Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, inside the Our Lady of Cobre church on her feast day in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Sept 8, 2012.
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OCCUPY PROTEST--Carmen Balasquide (left) and Amy Barnes (right) lead the charge down East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead Monday. Atlanta police stood by and observed over 100 people with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta as they stood outside Atlanta Plaza, 950 East Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead to protest at Fannie Mae's Southeastern Regional Office on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. It was the first of four national actions to take place against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Regional Offices this week in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. According to Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, the protests are to disclose and address adverse, de-stabilizing foreclosure practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, holders of over half of the home mortgages in the United States. A letter sent to each of the Regional Office Directors asking for reduced principal to real market values; Stop conducting evictions; Allow homeowners to rent after foreclosure; Sell foreclosed properties back to occupants and non-profit developers, not out-of-state investors; Turn over vacant properties to community-controlled entities to provide long-term affordable housing.
READY FOR DUTY--An Afghan military officer salutes after receiving her certification, unseen, during a graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The process of taking over security from over 130,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces by Afghan troops would be completed by the end of 2014 when Afghanistan will take over the full leadership of its own security duties from US and NATO forces.
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GEORGIA TECH FLAGS--2,977 American flags for each of the 9-11 victims were displayed on the Georgia Tech campus sponsored by the Georgia Tech College Republicans near the Student Center on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012. The display entitled, "9-11 Never Forget Project" has been an annual event at Georgia Tech since 2003 and is part of the nationwide Young America's Foundation that has similar displays on 200 college campuses according to Georgia Tech senior, Andres Celedon. A Memorial Service for the events of September 11th, 2001 were held in front of the Skiles Classroom Building to honor the victims, first responders, and service members of the Armed Forces involved in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
BLOWING ITS TOP--Volcanic ash spews from the Volcan de Fuego or Volcano of Fire as seen from Palin, south of Guatemala City, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The long-simmering volcano exploded into a series of powerful eruptions Thursday, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two miles (three kilometers) high, spewing rivers of lava down its flanks and forcing the evacuation of more than 33,000 people from surrounding communities.