A German four-man team bolts to a first place finish at a recent World Cup, with Americans taking silver and bronze.
Andrea Henkel (r.) and Martina Beck of Germany, a biathlon powerhouse with excellent marksmen, compete in the 7.5 km sprint event at a recent World Cup. Both women are three-time Olympic medalists.
A young girl is dressed as the Hindu Goddess Sarawati, or the goddess of knowledge, as other girls hot earthen pots during a celebration on the eve of Basant Panchami, the festival of spring, at a school in Amritsar, India, on Tuesday.
Yanukovich, who sparked the Orange Revolution by allegedly rigging the 2004 elections, is leading the polls, but the US can still support the nascent democracy there.
Exit polls show that Ukrainian voters have dealt a stinging rebuke to the Orange Revolution's main hero, the incumbent Viktor Yushchenko, who is seen as failing to deliver on promises to fight corruptio or revive Ukraine's economy.
The United States is expected Saturday to push for more sanctions against Iran, as Tehran refuses to discuss its nuclear program. But China signals it will resist the idea, especially if new sanctions will be targeted at agents clamping down on the Iranian protest movement.
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In Sunday presidential elections, Ukraine appears poised to shift back toward Russia, just five years after the Orange Revolution. Polls show its pro-Western leader Viktor Yushchenko with only 3 percent support.
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