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    Sept. 12: Daniel Gallegos watches as a wave crashes into the seawall as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas coast in Galveston.

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    Sept. 12: People gather in front of their boathouses in the Orleans Marina on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. This area is outside of the levee protection system and the high water from the lake is flooding the marina. The high lake level is caused by the passage of Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Sept. 12: Although Margarito Mejia was granted "temporary protected status" after coming into the country from Honduras to find work in the wake of Hurricane Mitch in 1998, his children were abused by relatives prompting their father to smuggle them into the United States where they have lived illegally. They were in danger of being deported, but this week the children were granted asylum by an immigration judge.

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    Sept. 11: In this file photo, silver medalist Kim Rhode, from the United States, smiles during medal ceremonies after the women's skeet shooting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Rhode is offering $5,000 for the return of her shotgun, which she says was stolen from her pickup truck Thursday while she was buying shoes for her wedding in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

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    Sept. 12: In this file photo, dry corn stalks appear in a field near Farmersville, Ill. The Agriculture Department reduced its forecast for this year's corn and soybean harvests Friday, due to dryer weather, potentially leading to higher prices.

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    Sept. 11: Bruce Poston, center, attorney for Eric McLean, gives his wife, Mary Jo, a hug after the verdict while McLean, left, fills out papers in Knoxville, Tenn. McLean was convicted of reckless homicide in the death of 18-year-old Sean Powell, who was a lover of McLean's wife, teacher Erin McLean. McLean had been charged with first-degree murder.

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    Sept. 12: Nicky Hayden rides his Honda in the rain during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The inaugural Indianapolis Moto GP will be run Sunday.

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    Sept. 12: The Project Runway collection of designer Jerell, left, is modeled during Fashion Week in New York.