Photos for March 2011
FILE Allassane Ouattara waves to supporters shortly after his arrival in the Ivory Coast, at the airport in Abidjan, in this Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 file photo. Fighters supporting Ivory Coast internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara seized control of the country administrative capital, Yamoussoukro on Wednesday March 30 2011. It was seen as a symbolic victory by Ouattara forces after months of political chaos that began when Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president, refused to recognize the results of the November election. Flag during a ceremony officially recognizing March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on base Wednesday afternoon. The guard then presented the flag to Col. Mike Pierce, the only Vietnam era soldier on active duty at the base. combat and combat support units from Vietnam. (March 30, 1973)
Savanna (cq) Royals, 17, a junior at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, and of Hot Springs, looks through dirt in a a sifter at Whittington Park on Monday, March 28, 2011. Royals was volunteering with the National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center as they were performing shovel testing in the park. Bill Hunt, archeologist with the park service, said shovel testing is where they look for any kind of historic or prehistoric artifacts to determin if the site should be an archeological site. He said they are in the fourth year of a five year project. Last week the group work in the Gulpha Gorge Campground area. The team consists of archeologists and volunteers. (The Sentinel Record/Mara Kuhn)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks about county development and local government reform on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Grand Rapids City Hall. Snyder unveiled a plan to use hundreds of millions of tax dollars to reward local governments that heed his call to cut spending and consolidate public services at the expense of those that don t. Snyder s plan would replace part of Michigan s tax revenue sharing program that supports local governments that is expected to have about $200 million to give out when the new budget year starts Oct. 1.
A shopper leaves near empty shelves at a convenience store in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, March 25, 2011. Japan has been grappling with an avalanche of miseries that began with the March 11 quake, which ravaged the northeastern coast and damaged the critical cooling system at the Fukushima Dai ichi nuclear power plant. Radiation has been found in raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and turnips, grown in areas around the plant.
Rita Dillie stands in the middle of what is left of her son Jason home in Fort Allen, Pa. on Thursday, March 24, 2011. A tornado was responsible for destroying or badly damaging about 90 homes in western Pennsylvania, National Weather Service meteorologists said Thursday as they continued a survey of the storm aftermath. Route 30 corridor, about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh. Local officials expressed amazement that no one was hurt. PITTSBURGH OUT
Youths supporting sitting president Laurent Gbagbo receive military style training in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The Ivorian leader refusing to cede power has warned international journalists that they would be considered accomplices to terrorists if they don do a more balanced job of reporting the country political crisis. Thursday was the last day of the camp, during which kids learned about a variety of natural subjects, including geology, wildlife biology and stream ecology. Although the park holds two sessions of camp during the summer, this was the first year for a spring break camp.
FILE In this March 19, 2011 photo, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to media as Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon looks on at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Canadian politics have hit a turbulent patch that may bring down Harper this week over corporate tax cuts and alleged abuses of power. If an election becomes necessary, Canadians are likely to emerge from it with little changed. Opinion polls expect Harper Conservative Party to win, but not outright, meaning he will continue to govern with a minority in Parliament, dependent on opposition votes to stay afloat.
A mother and her son watch as a British air force plane lands at RAF (Royal Air Force) Akrotiri a British military base near southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Saturday, March 19, 2011. French jets began flying over this eastern Libya city in an attempt to block attacks by Gadhafi forces, an official said. Navy, Navy Capt. Owen Honors is shown in an official portrait. The top officer aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier broadcast to his crew a series of profanity laced comedy sketches in which he uses gay slurs, mimics masturbation and opens the shower curtain on women pretending to bathe together, a newspaper reported. The Virginian Pilot reported in its Sunday editions that Capt. Honors appeared in the videos in 2006 and 2007 while he was the USS Enterprise second ranking officer, and showed them across the ship on closed circuit television. The Ozark Chinquapin tree was all but wiped out by the Chestnut Blight that devastated the American Chestnut tree in the early 20th century, and the foundation has made significant efforts the reintroduce the Chinquapin to its original range. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren in a investiture ceremony Friday afternoon in Fort Smith. Senators Lincoln and Pryor, has been executing the duties of the office since Jan. 1 of this year.
Ceremony held in the third floor courtroom of the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building
FILE This Aug. 26, 2010, file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols running the bases after his 400th home run, in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park in Washington. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa is reiterating that he believes three time NL MVP Pujols is being pressured by the players union during contract negotiations. With a noon Eastern deadline for a new deal looming, Pujols was not at camp with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.
ALTERNATE CROP OF TOK872 OF MARCH 17, 2011 In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 and released on Thursday, March 17 by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), white smoke billows from the badly damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture. A nearly completed new power line could restore cooling systems in Japan tsunami crippled nuclear power plant, its operator TEPCO said Thursday, raising some hope of easing the crisis that has threatened a meltdown and already spawned dangerous radiation surges. EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, center, delivers his address flanked by Italian Senate president Renato Schifani, left, and by Lower Chamber president Gianfranco Fini, during a parliament session in Rome, Thursday, March 17, 2011, to mark the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Italy marks its 150th birthday Thursday with pomp filled ceremony and cultural events meant to highlight Italian unity and identity. Top leaders paid homage at the tomb of Italy first king and will attend a performance of Verdi “Nabucco,” which helped inspire the successful drive for unity in 1861.
FILE In this Nov. 16, 2010 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food processors under legislation the Senate is expected to pass this week. Today, the agency must negotiate with sellers of tainted food to do a voluntary recall. The bill would also require food manufacturers and farms to follow stricter standards to keep food safe.
Libyan rebels sit on their tank as they going forward to battle against pro Moaamar Gadhafi fighters, in the town of Brega, east of Libya, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Regime opponents battled forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi who tried Wednesday to retake a key oil installation in a counteroffensive Wednesday against the rebel held eastern half of the country. At one point in the flip flopping battle, anti Gadhafi fighters cornered the attackers in a nearby seaside university campus in fierce fighting that killed at least five.