A woman takes her dead six-year-old son, Dhiya Thamer, into her arms after he was killed when their family car came under fire by unknown gunmen in Baqouba, capital of Iraq's Diyala province, on Sept. 16. The boy's ten-year old brother, Qusay, was injured in the attack as the family returned from enrolling the children in school, where Dhiya was to begin his first year.
An unidentified person is carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on April 16 after a gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom on the campus, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., arrives at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, on May 30.
Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is welcome as she visits with a mother who lost her son in the Oct. 18 bombing in Karachi while on a tour in Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 12.
An aerial view taken Aug. 2 shows a section of the Interstate 35W freeway bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 1.
Three firefighters brace themselves from explosive heat coming from a burning home in Rancho Bernardo, Calif., on Oct. 22.
Pfc. Miguel A. Marcial III's brother Michael looks down as members of the Marine Corps honor guard fold the American flag that covered his coffin during his burial service April 11 at Long Island National cemetery in Farmingdale. Marcial died April 1 in Al Asad, Iraq.
A corpse is seen covered with lime being thrown by workers, background left, to prevent infections on Aug. 22 at a cemetery in Pisco, Peru, where coffins were uncovered during an earthquake that hit the area.
Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., lowers his head after giving an update on the rescue efforts for six trapped coal miners during a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine on Aug. 8, northwest of Huntington, Utah.
A Palestinian demonstrator argues with an Israeli soldier during a demonstration against Israel's separation barrier at the village of Bilin, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, on April 6. Israel says the barrier is necessary to keep suicide bombers out while Palestinians call it a land grab.
Mychal Bell, center, one of the Jena Six, walk with his attorneys Carol Powell Lexing, left, and Louis Scott as they leave LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena, La., on Sept. 27. Bell, whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate prompted a massive civil rights protest here was released on bail. His release came hours after a prosecutor confirmed that he will no longer seek an adult trial for the teen.
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez points a pistol toward two opponents of Chavez during clashes at Venezuela's Central University in Caracas, on Nov. 7. Gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march in which 80,000 people denounced Chavez's attempts to expand his power.
Unidentified mourners cry at the grave site of Cesar Borja, the retired New York City police officer and first responder, who was buried at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York, on Jan. 27. Borja died from a lung ailment he believed was caused by his service at the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11 attacks.
President Bush, right, poses for a photo with former Vice President Al Gore and other 2007 Nobel Prize recipients, Nov. 26 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
A pedestrian walks down an empty streets in Greensburg, Kan., on June 4. Clean up continues in the community of 1,400 which was ravaged by a F-5 tornado.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, is confronted by CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, as she arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 24 before the House Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding US policy in the Middle East, where she spoke about Iraq, Iran, and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.