House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to supporters at an election night party in Washington.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., here with wife, Cindy McCain, addresses the media as he leaves a polling station in Phoenix as Apollo, a dog owned by McCain's son Jimmy, licks the camera on Nov. 2, 2010.
Birds that were feeding on grass near the runway swarm upward as a U.S. Navy E-6B plane makes touch-and-go landings at the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Ark.
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer. He celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's square at the Vatican.
Commuters walk across London Bridge in the City of London, as subway workers went on strike for the third time in as many months, leaving the capital's residents snarled in a chaotic morning commute. Nearly every line on London's Underground subway network, which carries about 3 million passengers on a typical weekday, was either suspended or disrupted. Some 80 stations were closed, including the one at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 4. Commuters fought their way on to packed buses, biked or just walked to work. In the background, the Tower Bridge.
A Belarus soldier of the Interior Ministry special unit reacts as he takes part in an obstacle course during a competition near the village of Volovshchina, some 15 miles west of Minsk, Belarus. Several dozen Belarus soldiers marched and overcame field and forest obstacles trying to win the competition and prove their combat readiness.
An Afghan boy watches Cpt. Chris Esrey of Havelock, North Carolina, with India, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, First Marine Division, company, scan the area during a patrol, in Sangin, south of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Navy cadets march during a parade in Panama City to celebrate Panama's 107th anniversary of its separation from Colombia.
Pakistani flood displaced boys look on while another jumps on a trampoline next to their camp in Basira village, Punjab Province, Pakistan.
A Pakistani boy, right, reacts after making a quite a catch while fishing with other boys in a flooded field next to their camp in Muzaffargarh in Punjab province, Pakistan.
Floods displaced scores of people in Pakistan, including these women sitting on a bench outside the hospital in Basira village, Punjab Province.
People stand under lamp lights in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua. The tradition that honors deceased loved ones and coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2.
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