New Jersey Nets’ Jason Kidd (L) drives around San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker (R) during first half action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs won 88-77 to take the series by 4 games to 2.

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Russian Proton-M rocket carrying a U.S. telecommunication satellite, blasts off from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Saturday, June 7, 2003. The rocket brought the AMC-9 satellite, commissioned by SES Americom and built by France’s Alcatel, into space on Saturday.



Afghan President Hamid Karzai has described the attack on a bus carrying German peacekeepers as "the work of terrorists, enemies of Afghans and humanity"

Shah Marai / AFP



Empire Maker, right, with jockey Jerry Bailey up, beats Ten Most Wanted with Pat Day up, to the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Elmont, N.Y. The favored Funny Cide, came in Third.

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo


While honoring the sovereignty of Russia and admiring the newly restored Amber Room, there is trouble in Britain with strong opposition in the UK against the Euro. Those opposed want to keep the traditional British pound and see political pressures from the outside to change to a new form of money as unfair. Many believe the buoyancy of the pound is money worth keeping.

Alexander Zemlianichenko / Pool / AP Photo


A couple passes by a line of Swiss riot police in the center of Geneva, Sunday, June 1, 2003. Several thousands of anti-globalisation demonstrators arrived to Geneva to protest against the G8 summit which runs from June 1-3 in Evian, France.

Photo by Peter Dejong / AP


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Students from the Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, N.J., marching in the Salute to Israel parade–celebrating the Jewish state’s 55th birthday– react to anti-Israel protesters along the parade route on New York’s Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 1, 2003.

Photo by Mary Altaffer / AP


Deployed since January, Centcom personnel were joyously greeted by family and friends upon there return from duty in the Persian Gulf.

Photos by Navy Petty Officer Gary Bonaccorso


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Uniforms lay at the crash site where 62 Spanish soldiers and 12 Ukrainian crew members died after their Ukrainian Yak-42 plane tragically crashed while trying to land for refueling near Turkey’s Black Sea city of Trabzon early Monday, May 26, 2003. Navigating through thick fog, 2 landing attempts were made before the plane crashed into the hills. The soldiers were on their way back home–their plane headed to Zaragoza, Spain. They had left Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan after aiding in peacekeeping missions.

Zafer Sel, Anatolia / AP Photo


New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd(C drives to the hoop past Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton (L and Chauncey Billups during the first quarter in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference final in Auburn Hills, Michigan, May 18, 2003. The Nets topped Detroit 76-74 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Photo by Reuters


Mathieu Borysevicz (L from New York kisses his bride Zhang Yu from Beijing through their face masks during their wedding photo session on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 16, 2003. Almost two thirds of the world’s cases of the flu-like SARS virus have occurred in China.

Guang Niu / Reuters


South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun and his wife Yang Sook Kwon arrive amidst heavy security from their flight from South Korea at Kennedy International Airport, Sunday, May 11, 2003, in New York.

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Actors Robert DeNiro (L and Jimmy Fallon (R perform at the ‘100% NYC’ concert in New York’s Battery Park on May 9, 2003, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The concert was filmed for television, and will be broadcast May 17 on MTV and VH1.

Chip East / Reuters


New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens pitches to an Oakland Athletics batter, Saturday, May 10, 2003 in Oakland, Calif. Clemens got his 298th career win in the Yankees 5-2 win.

Dino Vournas / AP Photo


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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar (2nd,R) listens to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nv) as Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tn), (2nd,L) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) join a photo opportunity, May 8, 2003 on Capitol Hill. Aznar has been meeting U.S. officials to discuss post-war reconstruction and the continuing fight against terrorism.

Mike Theiler / Reuters


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A dead body lies beside broken motor-tricycles after two bombs exploded in front of the market place of the southern Philippine city of Koronadal, killing 13 people and wounding 26 others.



Rescue workers remove blocks of rubble at the National Guard Armory in Pierce City, Mo. in the early morning hours of Monday May 5, 2003. Victims were reportedly buried after a tornado passed through the area on Sunday evening. Eight people were feared dead in the city’s damaged National Guard Armory, Lawrence County Sheriff Doug Seneker said.

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Kenrry Marte, 21 (L), Randy Marte, 21 (C), and Newton Marte, 18, play monopoly outside their tents while in line for apprenticeship applications at the Metallic Lather Union Local 46 in New York, May 4, 2003. An estimated 240 numbered bracelets were handed out to people on May 2 to receive applications on May 5 for possible apprenticeship positions at the Local 46. The jobs are for workers who make steel bars that reinforce the concrete in buildings and pays $38.00 an hour. Picture taken May 4, 2003.

Shannon Stapleton /  Reuters


HMS Ocean heads home-Helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, which is based at Devonport in Plymouth, is being withdrawn from the Gulf.



A wounded female terror victim is being transported to the hospital in Israel after a Palestinian terrorist attacked people at a seaside nightclub by detonating the bombs he was wearing. The club, "Mike’s Place", is only 15 ft. from the U.S. Embassy and is very popular with tourists and young Israelis. Two were killed instantly and over 50 were seriously wounded in the early morning hours in Tel Aviv – April 30, 2003.

Photo by Nir Elias / Reuters


Koizumi met with PM Blair for 3 hours to discuss Iraq and various bi-lateral issues at 10 Downing en route to Spain. A spokesman with Koizumi told reporters that he urged calm regarding N. Korea and said "that sometimes there are discrepancies between what North Korea told us and what it intended to do, and that we think further analysis is needed,"

In 1998, N. Korea test-fired a multi-stage missile that flew directly over Japan. South Korea Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyun met with North Korean counterpart Kim Ryung-sung in Pyongyang Sunday 4.27.03. SK wants to press Pyongyang to cooperate in solving a deepening impasse over the communist state’s nuclear ambitions

Photo by Nicolas Asfouri / AFP


U.S. astronaut Edward Lu (R) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko wave before getting into their spacecraft, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, April 26, 2003. Lu and Malenchenko blasted off on Saturday in a mission to keep the International Space Station operating despite the U.S. space shuttle disaster.

Mikhail Grachyev / Reuters


A 17-year-old of Lebanese origin hijacked a bus with passengers including children in Bremen, Germany 4.25.03. German special police forces shot, wounded and arrested the hijacker ending the terrorist threat to the city bus passengers. The hijacker was demanding that the release from US custody of Ramzi Binalshibh, also known as Ramzi bin al-Shaiba, who is being held on suspicion of being a leading member of the al-Qaeda cell behind the 9-11 attacks in the U.S.

Photo by Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters


A man adjusts his girlfriend’s mask before departure at a train station in Beijing April 22, 2003. British Airways is stopping flights from Britain to Hong Kong, a spokesman said: "I do not think there is any secret in the fact that demand has fallen so we are quite comfortable operating a daily service."

An increasing number of people are leaving China’s capital. Nearly half of the world’s cases of SARS have occurred in China.

Guang Niu / Reuters


A British soldier waves from a train to a group of Iraqi boys north of Umm Qasr, Iraq, April 19, 2003. British forces in southern Iraq relaunched a train service from the port of Umm Qasr. It was found that only the Iraqi elite were allowed to use certain transportation in Iraq. These trains will now be used to bring aid into the heart of Iraq. The train will be a key link between Iraq’s only major port — where thousands of tons of food aid is ready.

Graeme Robertson / Reuters


Falconer Thomas Cullen releases Starbuck, a Harris Hawk into the trees of Bryant Park in Manhattan, New York, Friday, April 18, 2003. Starbuck is part of a new project by park officials to deter pigeons from frequenting the park.

Gregory Bull /  AP Photo


Spc. Jesse Blancarte of Frostproof, Forida, from Task Force 2-69 Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning Georgia, fights back tears at a memorial service held April 16, 2003, in Baghdad for PV2 Gregory R. Huxley Jr., 19, of Forest Port, New York. Huxley was killed in action on April 6 when the armored personnel carrier he was riding in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Huxley had just finished basic training five months earlier. He is a member of 317 Engineer Battalion, 2nd Platoon Bravo Company.

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Services for NBC reporter David Bloom were held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Wednesday April 16, 2003. Bloom, 39, the weekend anchor of NBC’s "Today” and a former White House correspondent, died of a blood clot April 6 while embedded with a military unit in Iraq.

Tom Brokaw spoke of Bloom, commenting on how he believed Bloom was a great man with many great ideas: "David had a lot of great ideas — none better than the `Bloom-mobile,’ which transported him and transformed war reporting."

In the last e-mail sent to his wife his words have been seen as prophetic: "When the moment comes in my life when you are talking about my last days, I am determined that you and others will say, ‘He was devoted to his wife and children. He was admired. He gave every ounce of his being for those whom he cared most about. Not himself, but God and his family.’"


British Royal Marines’ captain Simon Rogers from Kent, center, talks to a resident in Al Faw, south of Basra, southern Iraq, as he helps Iraqi policeman Moyet Abdul Jabar, left, to patrol the streets, Sunday, April 13, 2003. British troops and Iraqi policemen worked together as a first stage in efforts to restore order following mass looting in recent days after the Iraqi regime was ousted.

Terry Richards / AP Photo / Pool


NY Yankees won over Tompa Bay on Apr. 12. New York Yankees baserunner Nick Johnson (R) and throws to first base to force out batter Jason Giambi for a double play in the third inning of their game at Yankee Stadium. Tampa Bay won the game, 2-1. 4-13-03.

Ray Stubblebine / Reuters


Lt. Col. Jeff Bryant, Commander of the 486th Civil Affairs Company, shows a group of Iraqi citizens pictures he has taken with his digital camera on April 11, 2003.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton T. Burris


Iraqi firemen use water on the crater left by a U.S. bombing in the Al Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad Monday afternoon, April 7, 2003. The bombing targeted a site where Saddam Hussein and top aides were believed to be meeting.

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U.S. presidential national security adviser Condoleezza Rice smiles as she meets with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, right, in Moscow Sunday night, April 6, 2003. Rice conferred with Russian officials Monday on a visit that followed the softening of the Kremlin’s position on the war in Iraq.

Pool / AP


Iraqi children greet Royal Marines from 42 Commando as they drive into the heart of the city of Basra in southern Iraq, April 6, 2003. After a two-week siege, British forces thrust into Basra, moving in from the south and the west, a spokesman said. Photo by Pool/Reuters

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A soldier serving with Number 1 Company 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards covers Royal Engineers trying to extingush an oil well fire on the outskirts of Basra Thursday, April 3, 2003

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Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou, left, reaches across the table to shake hands with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday April 3, 2003.

Virginia Mayo / AP Photo


U.S. Army Spc. Lucas Edwards, in the A Company 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment part of the 3rd Infantry Division, smells the perfume on mail sent from his wife Stephanie, in the desert near Karbala in central Iraq Saturday, March 29, 2003.

John Moore / AP Photo


A Butler University fan holds up a sign supporting U.S. troops during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem before the Butler-Oklahoma NCAA Division 1 Men’s East Regional semifinal in Albany, New York, March 28, 2003.

Ray Stubblebine /  Reuters


Military veteran Gene Madeam, uncle of Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson of the 507th Maintenance Company, leaves for work as a yellow ribbon is tied to a tree in front of his home, Wednesday, March 26, 2003, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Johnson, 30, of Fort Bliss, Texas, has been identified as one of five captured U.S. military personnel in Iraq

Josh Williams/  AP Photo


New York Yankees Jason Giambi, left, is greeted as he returns to the dugout by teammate Hideki Matsui after belting a three-run homer off Tampa Bay Devil Rays Jesus Colome in the third inning of Grapefruit League action Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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K-Dog, a bottle nose dolphin from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3), leaps out of the water in front Sgt. Andrew Garrett during training near the USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf. CTU-55.4.3 consists of Naval Special Clearance Team-1, Fleet Diving Unit 3 from the United Kingdom, Clearance Dive Team from Australia, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units six and eight are conducting deep/shallow water mine counter measure operations to clear shipping lanes for humanitarian relief.

DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brien Aho, U.S. Navy


A soldier of the British 7th Armored Brigade patrols the road some 2ms from the outskirts of the southern Iraq city of Basra, March 23, 2003. Iraq paraded U.S. prisoners of war on television on Sunday and inflicted the heaviest casualties so far. Tragedies have happened in ‘friendly fire’ and other crashes where British officials noted that the around the clock work of the Coalition forces is taking its toll. They noted the bravery and courage of the forces and the strenuous conditions they face each moment as they fight to disarm Iraq of WMD and liberate the Iraqi people. In Najah about 90 miles So. of Baghdad a large chemical factory was discovered. UN inspectors did not see it as it appeared to be a sand dune.

Jerry Lampen / Reuters


Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) from the Australian naval ship HMAS Kinimbla surround an Iraqi tug, Jumhuriyah, caught carrying mines in the Gulf March 21, 2003. The crew from the Kinimbla, part of the Coalition forces operating in the Gulf, captured Iraqi soldiers on the tug armed with 68 mines.

Australian Defense / Reuters


Actor Adrien Brody surprises presenter Halle Berry with a kiss after he won the Oscar for best actor for his work in The Pianist . Brody won on March 23, 2003 for his portrayal of Jewish musician Wladyslaw Szpilman, whose survival of Nazi-occupied Warsaw was the subject of Roman Polanski’s searing film ‘The Pianist.’ The Pianist also won for Best Director. The Hollywood event was tapered down this year. Officials with the Academy had said at a press conference last week, that it was important to carry on with this cultural event especially at a time when American freedoms and values were being targeted around the world.

Kevork Djansezian / AP Photo


SAC Mark Turner (L) of Bournemouth, and JT Robin Atkinson of Shetland, hold down the rotor blade of a helicopter as another craft takes off, aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in the northern Gulf.

Chris Helgren / Reuters


Secretary of State Colin Powell, right, and CIA Director George Tenet, left, pause as they leave the White House, Monday, March 17, 2003, after having an intelligence meeting with President Bush. On the brink of war, President Bush and summit partners from Britain and Spain gave the United Nations a Monday deadline to endorse the use of force to compel Iraq’s immediate disarmament. Mohamed El Baradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that the United States government had advised him to pull all his weapons inspectors from Iraq

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Michelle Ullyott (R) and her boyfriend Gavin O’Neill of the Irish Guards embrace and "Freedom Kiss" on St Patrick’s Day in Kuwait, March 17, 2003. The two are based in different camps in Kuwait and were unexpectedly reunited during a St Patrick’s Day parade.

Mark Richards / Reuters


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A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) shoots a target during a small arms qualification aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, Friday, March 14, 2003. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and its battle group are currently on deployment in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Signaling impatience with the Turkish government, the Pentagon is moving about 10 Navy ships out of the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, where they could launch missiles on a path to Iraq that would not go over Turkey, officials said. The ships are part of the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier battle groups, which have been operating in the eastern Mediterranean for weeks in anticipation of war against Iraq.

Markus Schreiber /  AP Photo


A Greek anti-terrorism police sharp-shooter stands under European Union top, and Greek flags atop the Nafsika hotel in Vouliagmeni, Greece, prior to the informal meeting of the Ministers of Defense of the European Union on Friday March 14, 2003. Despite deep internal divisions over Iraq, the European Union was scheduled Friday to sign an agreement with NATO clearing the way for the bloc to launch its first joint military operation.

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John Walsh, center, talks with Anita and Alvin Dickerson, who helped find kidnapped Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart Wednesday, during ‘The John Walsh Show’ in New York Thursday, March 13, 2003. Ed Smart, Elizabeth’s father, is seen on the screen at left, via satellite.

Richard Drew/ AP Photo


Memorial was held last week in Israel for 14 year old American born, Abigail Leitel, an 8th grader became another victim of terror . Abigail and her family left New Hampshire for Israel when she was a baby. Her father is a leader with the Baptist Church of Israel. Abigail was among several high school students murdered on a city bus on Wednesday March 5, 2003 by a Palestinian terrorist in Haifa, Israel. Abigail and 13 year old Yuval Mendelevitch who was also killed in the terror attack had been part of the Children Teaching Children program at Jewish-Arab Center for Peace a program that teaches pluralism, tolerance and coexistence. 17 were murdered in the terror attack and many are still hospitalized with serious wounds.


Wounded dying Israelis after a Palestinian terrorist detonated a bomb while on a city bus in Israel. The bus filled with mostly teens leaving school, were among the 16 people killed. 30 are hospitalized with severe wounds and shrapnel.

Ilan Kadosh/ Reuters Photo


Roslynn R. Mauskopf U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, center, accompanied by Raymond Kelly, (L) New York police commissioner and Kevin Donovan, (R) assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York office, announced that 2 Yemeni citizens are charged with conspiring to provide material support to Al Qaida and Hamas terrorists groups 3.04.03.   A Yemeni cleric being held in Germany in a terrorism investigation bragged to an FBI informant that he supplied $20 million, weapons and new recruits to Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. officials said.

David Karp / AP Photo


Medical staff assist a boy injured by a bomb blast in the southern Philippine city of Davao, March 4, 2003. At least 21 people were killed, including one U.S. national-A Baptist missionary, William P. Hyde, and more than 100 were wounded in the blast at the city’s airport.

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NASA astronaut Mark Polansky right, shows off his Mets colors as he opens his flight suit while he and fellow astronaut Mike Massimino, left, meet New York Mets manager Art Howe in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Sunday, March 2, 2003. The Mets hosted about 1,000 employees and their families from Kennedy Space Center at the Mets-Baltimore Orioles game.

Richard Drew / AP Photo


Architect Daniel Libeskind explains a detail of the design plan to his two sons while posing for a picture at the site of World Trade Center in New York, Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. Libeskind’s design was selected by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation as the one that will be erected on the site where the World Trade Center once stood.

Gregory Bull / AP Photo


B.B. King accepts the award for best pop instrumental performance for ‘Auld Lang Syne’ during the 45th Annual Grammy Awards in New York, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003.

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People look for taxis along a desolate Sixth Avenue in downtown Manhattan, New York, 2.17.03

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Residents of the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn take to the streets during a winter storm, Monday, Feb.17, 2003, in New York, where up to two feet of snow is expected before the day ends.

Kathy Willens/  AP Photo


Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson, left, gets around New Jersey Nets’ Kerry Kittles as he drives to the basket during the third quarter Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, in East Rutherford, N.J. Iverson led all scorers with 32 points as the 76ers beat the Nets 90-83.

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo


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The wreckage from a fire in a subway station in Daegu, 200 miles southeast of Seoul. Officials say a man with a history of mental problems ignited a blaze in a subway car with a milk carton of flammable liquid in South Korea, killing at least 100 people and wounding many others. Hundreds of people rushed to the scene to locate loved ones. 2.13.03

Ahn Young-joon / AP Photo


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Four men claiming to be members of the Cuban Coast Guard decided to leave it all behind, punch the gas on a vintage fiberglass Cuban government-owned go-fast patrol boat and bolt straight for Key West in pursuit of an American dream. They said it took just three hours, and they got away clean. They made an inadvertent statement even in arrival, as they pulled their ivory-colored 32-foot vessel — loaded with two AK-47 machine gun rifles and eight loaded magazines — right up to the Hyatt Marina Resort hotel dock and tied it securely at the pier.
     Key West Police officers discovered them walking up Simonton Street, relieved one of the men of a Chinese-made handgun, and contacted U.S. Border Patrol. Officer Matt Dorgan said the men were courteous and cooperative.

The Key West Citizen


Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Garnett dunks during the second half of the 52nd NBA All-Star game in Atlanta, February 9, 2002. The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars, 155-145 in double overtime and Garnett was the games MVP after scoring 37 points.

Tami Chappell / Reuters


Ken Noh from the Korean Internet Daily News , speaks to Korean media outside the Roybal Federal Building Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in Los Angeles. Noh says Santa Monica snack shop owner John Joungwoong Yai, a friend for more 10 years, is not a spy for North Korea, as federal authorities allege.

Nick Ut / AP Photo


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An angel statue graces a makeshift memorial featuring a U.S. flag in honor of the astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Columbia, outside NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, February 2, 2003. The space shuttle Columbia, carrying a crew of seven, broke up in the skies 200,000 feet over Texas as it prepared to land in Florida February 1.

Jason Reed / Reuters


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"The loss of this valiant crew is something we will never be able to get over,’ NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe said at a news briefing. A December 20, 2002 file photo shows (L-R) Mission Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist David Brown, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla.

Photo by Joe Skipper / Reuters


President Bush shakes hands with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the conclusion of their press conference in the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 31, 2003. Bush and Blair, united against Iraq, said Friday that Saddam Hussein is not disarming and the world must hold him to account. "This is a test of the international community," Blair said.

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Susan Walsh / AP Photo


German policemen guard the U.S. embassy during heavy snowfall in Berlin January 30, 2003. German police said they had increased security at the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Berlin after receiving a warning of a possible attack.

Arnd Wiegmann /  Reuters


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy after his team won Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003.

The Glazers, who own the Bucs, are Jewish, and their first fight towards supporting the team to the stunning Superbowl victory started during negotiations to buy the team. The Florida press had reported that the city received several anti-Semitic letters, some with swastikas, trying to prevent the Glazers’ new ownership of the Tampa Bay Bucs! The first time Superbowl Winners are happy the city ignored the prejudice and sided with the Glazers. The Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Dexter Jackson, the most valuable player of the game, holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Bucs beat the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003.

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Heading to the Superbowl Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber (20) runs back a 92-yard interception off of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb for the game-clinching touchdown in the 4th quarter to gain the NFC Championship Jan. 19, 2003. The Buccaneers win 27-10 and will battle the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl.

Ray Stubblebine / Reuters


British Police stand guard at the Finsbury Park Mosque, background, in north London, Monday Jan. 20, 2003, after 150 officers conducted a raid in the early hours and arrested seven people. Police say the operation was linked to the recent discovery of the deadly poison ricin. The Finsbury Park Mosque is the base for radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, one of the most controversial Muslim figures in Britain, also was the mosque of captured shoe bomber R. Reid, and 9-11 twentieth hijacker.

Johnny Green, PA / AP Photo


Police officers, two in forensic clothing, background, stand guard in front the house in Manchester, Wednesday Jan.15, 2003 where a police office was stabbed to death during an anti-terrorism raid Tuesday. Police questioned three North African men on Wednesday after the officer was slain and two others injured during an anti-terrorism raid linked to the recent discovery of the deadly poison ricin in London. The officer who was murdered, as well as the other officers injured, reportedly were unarmed; generally Police in Britain may not carry guns.

Phil Noble, PA/  AP Photo


New York Jets wide receiver Santana Moss tries to shake off the tackle from Indianapolis Colts’ Nick Harper during the first half of the AFC wild card game at Giants Stadium Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 41-0.

Mark Lennihan / AP Photo


Fireworks light Times Square in New York moments after the New Year begins Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003

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Michelle Bodkin kisses John Favorite, a sailor on the USS Carney, just before the stroke of midnight in New York’s Times Square Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002.

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Workers guide power cables to the New Year’s Eve ‘Ball’ as it is hoisted for a test atop One Times Square in New York City, December 30, 2002. Hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers are expected to pack Times Square December 31 to watch as the six feet in diameter, 1,070 pound ball, covered with 504 Waterford Crystal triangles and 168 brilliant halogen lights, drops marking the passing of 2002 into 2003. This year will mark the 99th New Year’s celebration in Times Square.

Mike Segar /  Reuters