Katherine and Joe Jackson arrive at Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements in the highly anticipated trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of administering a fatal dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.
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Television news crews set up at dawn for the opening day of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David McNew / ReutersLink
Workers and officers attend the launch for the second nationally designed combat ship TCSG Buyukada, at the Tuzla Naval shipyard in Istanbul.
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Rescue workers evacuate injured people in the tunnel near Yu Yuan Garden station after a subway collision. Two trains collided, injuring more than 200 passengers, three critically, prompting renewed public anger just two months after a deadly crash between two high-speed trains.
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Pakistani residents watch burning NATO supply trucks after they were attacked by armed militants on the outskirts of Quetta. Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan attacked three oil tankers and a container carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BANARAS KHAN / AFPLink
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear" Alpha Company 2-27 Infantry, "The Wolfhounds," fire a 120-millimeter mortar at a Taliban position from Combat Outpost Pirtle King in the Ghaziabad district in eastern Afghanistan. Two Taliban were killed and another was wounded and captured in a joint U.S.-Afghan military engagement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
A wounded Taliban fighter lies on the back of a military truck in Combat Outpost Pirtle King, to be transported to a U.S. military base in Kunar province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
An employee of the Finance Ministry kicks a riot policeman during a protest against the government's austerity measures at the entrance of the ministry. Greek lawmakers are expected to approve a deeply unpopular property tax today to open the way for the return of international lending inspectors and the release of vital aid despite growing anger.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
A worker attaches rigging to the top of the Washington Monument before engineers rappeled down the sides of the monument to survey the extent of damage sustained during the Aug. 23 earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated PressLink
People play in high waves along a sea wall on Roxas Boulevard during Typhoon Nesat. At least seven people were killed as Typhoon Nesat smashed the Philippines, authorities said, with the capital of Manila enduring waist-deep floods, blackouts and storm surges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFPLink
A pig is carried down a flooded street during Typhoon Nesat in San Mateo, Rizal, east of Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFPLink
Giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild. According to the count a decade ago, there are 1,596 pandas left in the wild in China, with 1,206 of them living in Sichuan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
A crew on Mission Road in San Marcos, Calif., supervises a custom 400-foot vehicle with 192 tires being used to move a retired 700,000-pound steam generator from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a disposal facility in Clive, Utah. The special vehicle has an average speed of 15 mph and was built by Perkins Logistics and Specialized Transportation of Indiana. The entire trip, expected to take three weeks, is being made at night to minimize traffic delays. Two more steam generators are scheduled to make the same trip by the end of the year as part of Southern California Edison's $675-million replacement program.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
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