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Photos of the Week (11/29/09)

Photos of the Week





In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama greets Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi at a State Dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House November 24, 2009 in Washington DC. It was later determined the two had gained access to the event without having been invited, much to the embarrassment of the Secret Service. (Photo by Samantha Appleton/White House via Getty Images)






View of the tent on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on November 24, 2009 where US President Barack Obama hosted his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for the first official State Dinner of Obama's administration. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images






Guests sit at tables during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. President Barack Obama welcomed India's role as a rising and responsible global power, saying the U.S. will follow through on a civilian nuclear agreement and work to expand trade and investment ties with the world's largest democracy. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg






The food and wines on the menu for Tuesday night's White House state dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: Potato and eggplant salad. White House arugula with onion seed vinaigrette. 2008 sauvignon blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa Valley, Calif. Red lentil soup with fresh cheese. 2006 Riesling, Brooks "Ara," Willamette Valley, Ore. Roasted potato dumplings with tomato chutney, chick peas and okra or green curry prawns, caramelized salsify with smoked collard greens and coconut-aged basmati rice. 2007 grenache, Beckmen Vineyards, Santa Ynez, Calif. Pumpkin pie tart, pear tatin, whipped cream and caramel sauce. Sparkling chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Va. Petits fours and coffee Cashew brittle Pecan pralines Passion fruit and vanilla gelees Chocolate-dipped fruit All served in a large tent on the East Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 24, 2009. India's visit marks the first official state visit during Obama's presidency. (Olivier Douliery /Abaca Press/MCT) 






In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama is seen chairing a meeting on Afghanistan in the Situation Room of the White House, November 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama is expected to announce his decision on U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan after Thanksgiving. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)


 

WHEAT RIDGE, CO - NOVEMBER 21:  A detail of a billboard lampooning President Barack Obama as a Mulsim stands over a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Dealership owner Phil Wolf paid $2,500 to have the sign painted, and it has sparked controversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign.'We've had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,' he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the 'birther' movement, questions President Obama's citizenship.'We've got to recall our country, the election,' he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.' He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood.'The cavalier attitude taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,' Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership.

A detail of a billboard lampooning President Barack Obama as a Mulsim stands over a used car lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Dealership owner Phil Wolf paid $2,500 to have the sign painted, and it has sparked controversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign.'We've had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,' he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the 'birther' movement, questions President Obama's citizenship.'We've got to recall our country, the election,' he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.' He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood.'The cavalier attitude taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,' Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership. Photo: Getty Images


WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 18:  Theresa Regan (2nd L), who lost her husband and FDNY firefighter Donald Regan at the South Tower of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorists attacks, listens with her son Peter (L) and daughterJill (3rd L) during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the 'Oversight of the Department of Justice.' Jill Regan was holding a lettle with about 100,000 signatures calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to try 9/11 conspirators in military commissions instead of Article III courts.

Theresa Regan (2nd L), who lost her husband and FDNY firefighter Donald Regan at the South Tower of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorists attacks, listens with her son Peter (L) and daughterJill (3rd L) during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the 'Oversight of the Department of Justice.' Jill Regan was holding a lettle with about 100,000 signatures calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to try 9/11 conspirators in military commissions instead of Article III courts. Photo: Getty Images




Coal miners labor at a tunnel during search and rescue operations near the Xinxing coal mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province, China, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. The coal mine that exploded in northern China, killing over a hundred, had too many workers underground in an effort to increase output, a government official said Monday, exposing the risks often taken to meet the country's insatiable energy demands. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)






A police officer uses banana leaves to cover bodies which they recovered from a hillside grave in Datu Ampatuan, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo placed two souuthern provinces under a state of emergency, giving security forces free hand to pursue gunmen who killed at least 24 people in one of the country's worst election massacres. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)






A butcher prepares to slaughter a buffalo with his knife during a mass sacrifice ceremony at Gadhimai temple in Bariyapur, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus gathered at a temple in southern Nepal on Tuesday for a ceremony involving the slaughter of more than 200,000 animals, a festival that has drawn the ire of animal-welfare protesters. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)






In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, Ji Xiaoyan, 15, right, lies on a bed near her uncle Ji Junhai, 42, left, and grand uncle Ji Chunxia, 74, in her home in Jizhuangcun in central China's Henan province. For more than a month, Ji was kept alive only by a home made contraption assembled from bicycle and washing machine parts after doctors took her off a ventilator and discharged her because her family could no longer pay her hospital bills. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)






Retired army colonel George Marecek and his wife Hana, center under umbrella, wait in line in the rain for former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to arrive at her book signing at Ft. Bragg's North Post Exchange on Monday, November 22, 2009. They had to wait in line for a few hours. Photo: SHAWN ROCCO, Charlotte Observer






Bettie Lou Norman, center, rests her head as she and Nancy Wrenn, left, and Wrenn's sister Rosemary Haney wait in line for former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to arrive at her book signing at Ft. Bragg's North Post Exchange on Monday, November 22, 2009. The three ladies were the first people in line the day before on Sunday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m. Photo: SHAWN ROCCO, Charlotte Observer


 



Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin arrives to a media horde as she gets ready to do a book signing for her autobiography 'Going Rogue' at Ft. Bragg's North Post Exchange on Monday, November 22, 2009. Photo: SHAWN ROCCO, Charlotte Observer






Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin greets fans and signs her autobiographical book 'Going Rogue' during a book signing at Ft. Bragg's North Post Exchange on Monday, November 22, 2009. Photo: SHAWN ROCCO, Charlotte Observer






Nov. 7, 2009, file photo Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., picks up a copy of the House health care bill HB-3962 after he wheeled it up the steps to the House after a rally against the health care overhaul bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. The full draft of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's House version of the health care bill has been published in the Congressional Record in the official and conventional manner. It is 209 pages. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)


 



U.S. Army Sfc. James Murphy, of Columbia, So. Carolina, from the South Carolina National Guard, greets a child while on patrol near the town of Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)






Final preperations are made ahead of the Uniform Sale, at Angels Costumiers in a warehouse in Wembley on November 24, 2009 in London, England. The Angels Uniform Sale includes thousands of items including authentic uniforms, helmets, headgear and leather jackets, to tunics, flack jackets and belts. All items from Europe's largest costumier, Angels, will be sold off in a one day sale, open to the public on November 28, 2009. All the clothes are authentic, some having featureed in TV, and films such as Saving Private Ryan, and The Great Escape. Customers gain entry for £5 GBP and can buy as much as they like with prices ranging from £5 GBP to £20 GBP. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images






In an image provided by NASA, astronaut Mike Foreman, STS-129 mission specialist, performs a task on the exterior of the International Space Station during the second space walk of Atlantis' visit to the orbital outpost, Saturday Nov. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/NASA)






Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down on the shuttle landing facility at Kennedy Space Center November 27, 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The astronauts completed an 11 day mission to the International Space Station. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)






Officials rescue a man from a garbage truck where he apparently was dumped along with mounds of trash, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 in Beaumont, Texas. The man was conscious when he was seen being rescued Monday morning after the driver called 911 to report someone was yelling for help from inside the trash truck. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)


 



A man steals items out of Santa's gift bag from a Christmas decoration set up outside of a hotel in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)






Jordy Nelson reaches to score a touchdown for the packers last Sunday as they beat San Francisco, 30-24. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


 





Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is knocked off his feet by 49ers safety Dashon Goldson after a 12-yard reception. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman






Packers cornerback Al Harris is taken off the field after injuring his knee.Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


 



Renata Baca, left, and her husband, Harold, of Santa Fe, N.M., wear turkey hats to mark the Thanksgiving Day holiday as they wait for the start of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)






Brian Rosinski, left, looks at the turkey hat worn by Steve Kurtz in the stands during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)






Mark Mullins and his daughter Mandie Mullins are dressed as pilgrims during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


 



Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver (80) celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)






Marquette coach Buzz Williams reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier in the Old Spice Classic tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. Marquette won 71-61. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)






Hulk Hogan grimaces in pain as his opponent Ric Flair stands over him during Hulk Hogan's Hulkamania Tour at Rod Laver Arena on November 21, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)






Christmas illuminations are lit along the Champs Elysees avenue on November 23, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


 



The turkey to be pardoned by President Barack Obama, named "Courage", got a special sendoff Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 from Worley Farms near Princeton. At left, Walter Pelletier, chairman of the National Turkey Federation and vice president of Goldsboro Milling Co., state Agriculture Commisioner Steve Troxler, holding the bird and grower Bryant Worley and his wife, Debbie. (AP Photo/News-Argus, Bobby Williams)



 

In this photo taken Oct. 21, 2009, Butterball Turkey Talk Line experts take part in cooking and carving classes during day one of the 29th season of Butterball University in Naperville, Ill. Butterball's Talk Line functions year-round, mainly as an automated answering service where it answers all sorts of turkey cooking questions, but, each November and December the hotline goes live. Fifty-five ladies are onhand as the hotline receives 100,000 calls, e-mails and inquiries from struggling cooks. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)






Children press themselves up against a window while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from a building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)




NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26:  Guitarist Cody Chestnut and drummer Quest Love (L-R bottom left of photo) of The Roots perform precede the Snoopy balloon traveling the Streets of Manhattan during the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 26, 2009 in New York City. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States and traditionally it is a time to give thanks for the harvest.

Guitarist Cody Chestnut and drummer Quest Love (L-R bottom left of photo) of The Roots perform precede the Snoopy balloon traveling the Streets of Manhattan during the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 26, 2009 in New York City.  Photo: Getty Images




NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26:  The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon hovers through Manhattan high rises during the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on the Streets of Manhattan on November 26, 2009 in New York City. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States and traditionally it is a time to give thanks for the harvest.

The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon hovers through Manhattan high rises during the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on the Streets of Manhattan on November 26, 2009 in New York City. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States and traditionally it is a time to give thanks for the harvest.Photo: Getty Images






People participate in the Volunteers of America?s 107th Annual Parade of Sidewalk Santas Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)






German pavement artist Edgar Mueller poses with his anamorphic pavement art, recognized as being the largest of its kind by the Guinness World Record, outside a shopping center in west London, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)






First year students from St Andrews University take part in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the 'academic family' on November 23, 2009 in St Andrews, Scotland. Held every November, Raisin Monday stems from a gift of raisins traditionally given by a first year student to their academic 'parents' in gratitude for their guidance. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)






Aya Barazani (second from right), who suffers from anorexia, points at Israeli fashion models Noga Dekel, left, and Shira Amikam, as fashion photographer Adi Barkan looks on during a photo shoot for a campaign promoting anorexia awareness, in his studio in Ramat Hasharon, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Barkan is releasing a campaign featuring 3 women, one healthy model, another model who's BMI value is beneath normal and an anorexic girl, to promote anorexia awareness, demanding model agencies not to hire models who are suffering from malnutrition. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


 



Tattooed model and PETA supporter Dani Lugosi protests against the wearing of fur with a sign saying "Ink Not Mink" at Pitt Street Mall on November 24, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The protest is intended to draw attention to the suffering of animals on fur farms for the manufacture of fur coats. Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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