The preseason is halfway done, and yes, there is still something going on besides Brett Favre's indecision. As the intensity ramps up in anticipation for the season's inception, take a look at some choice shots of the second week of the NFL's practice match-ups.
Seven-time Cy Young winner. A winner of 354 games with a 3.12 career ERA and 4,672 strikeouts. Arguably the best pitcher of the last thirty years. And now, an accused perjurer pertaining to his testimony to Congress on his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Take a walk with us along Roger Clemens' turbulent, star-studded career, with this gallery focusing on his time with the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.
President Barack Obama is on vacation. Again. And with the slew of photos from his recent visit to the Gulf, we couldn't help but reach back into the archives and bring you our favorite pictures of world leaders taking some time off. Some spent their time industriously, others frivolously and of course, others played golf.
In a recent Newsweek report, the United States was ranked as the eleventh-best country in the world, much to the chagrin of the U.S. But Americans aren't alone at the very periphery of the top ten. Here are eleven other such entities that nearly made it into the ten best of their league.
With a probable long-term hold on the position of the second-largest economy in the world and increased fears over the scope of its military, China's legitimate and perceived power is all over the news. GDP and military figures are telling, but sometimes just a picture can reveal all there is to know about international attitudes. In an intriguing welcoming ceremony for visiting heads of state, China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao escorts visitors along a stretch of military honor guard. The reactions range from awkward glances to attempted indifference in the face of what could be deemed subtle intimidation.
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