#10. India. Nary a shark in sight: A woman swims off of Dunk Isalnd in Kanyakumari, India. With 15 shark attacks dating from 1580, six of them fatal, India is 10th on the list of all-time shark incidents, according to a study that tracks shark-human encounters through the decades. Worldwide, attacks overall are up because more people are putting themselves in the sharks' environment, the study says.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is seen in this August 2008 photo in the courtroom at the UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands. According to his legal advisor Marko Sladojevic, Karadzic boycotted his genocide trial on Monday to protest what he claims is a lack of time to prepare for the trial. Karadzic also boycotted the start of his trial in the International Criminal Tribunal on Oct. 26.
John Shadegg, representing Arizona's 3rd congressional district, will retire in 2010. Shadegg's district has leaned Republican by 9 percentage points in the previous two presidential elections. The Cook Political Report rates this a 'Likely Republican' district.
Artur Davis, representing Alabama's Seventh Congressional District, will run for governor of Alabama in 2010. Davis's district leans heavily Democratic. According to the Cook Political Report, 'Its boundaries all but ensure that an African-American Democrat will succeed four-term Rep. Artur Davis.'
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Girls smeared with colored powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colors, in Chennai, India, on March 1. The holiday heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over the country.