Saturday, September 15, 2012

Olympians and Paralympians visit White House - Washington Post

Sept. 14, 2012 

Sanya Richards-Ross, who won the gold medal in the 400-meter at the Olympics in London, takes a photo with President Obama as Vice President Biden looks on.

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New York Yankees' Jayson Nix bunts against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

MLB power rankings

Dave Sheinin evaluates the best teams in Major League Baseball. (All stats/records through Thursday)

Pope Benedict XVI speaks on the podium upon his arrival at Beirut's airport September 14, 2012. Pope Benedict arriving in Lebanon on Friday for a three-day visit as civil war rages in neighbouring Syria called for a halt to weapons imports to Syria which he said were a 'grave sin'. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION)

Pope Benedict XVI in Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon on Friday and urged peace at a time of great turmoil in the Middle East, saying the import of weapons to Syria during the country’s civil...

FAIRFAX, VA - SEPTEMBER 13: Lisa Leisz, R, wife of Vance Brockis, gets a hug from Bockis's former bandmate, Robbie Limon, at the memorial service for Bockis at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, September 13, in Fairfax, VA. Bockis was the lead singer and bass guitar player of the bands 9353, The Obsessed, and The Factory, and he was part of the DC hardcore music scene in the 1980s. He had a long battle with heroin addiction but cleaned up and married four years ago. He died on September 1 of this year after a routine operation. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

D.C. punk rocker Vance Bockis mourned by friends and admirers

The funeral service for Bockis, a fixture in the D.C. punk rock music scene, took place Thursday. He was part of several influential bands &mdash...

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 9: Lily throws a kiss on the cheek of a Japanese tourist as he reacts after the show at the Chiang Mai Cabaret September 9, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Cabaret show is on nightly performed a small bar inside the busy city's night market. Kathoeys or ladyboys are very visible and much more accepted in Thai culture, called the third gender. Many find employment performing for tourists in Cabaret shows while several popular Thai models, singers and movie stars are also kathoeys. The term Kathoey can refer to males who exhibit varying degrees of femininity most of the kathoeys dress as women and undergo medical procedures such as breast implants, hormones, silicone injections. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Thailand cabaret

Nightly cabaret show finds popularity in Chiang Mai’s market district.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Actresses Saadet Aksoy and Penelope Cruz with director Sergio Castellitto at the 'Twice Born' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 13, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Eye on entertainment

Penelope Cruz, Katherine LaNasa, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Terrence Howard and other celebrities.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Captain Eugene Cernan speaks about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during a ceremony entitled, A Celebration of the Life of Neil Armstrong at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday September 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Several former astronauts were present. Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post)

Astronaut Neil Armstrong remembered at memorial service

Hundreds gather at the Washington National Cathedral to pay tribute to the first man to set foot on moon.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Assyakirin Mosque on day 4 of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 14, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and the tiny Pacific Island of Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in Asia

The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and Southeast Asia.

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