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An Indian worker carries tiles for laying on a road divider in front of a banner depicting the Commonwealth Games mascot Shera on Friday. Frantic last-minute preparations were paying off, international sports officials said Friday, with armies of cleaners making progress at the fetid athletes' village and foreign teams announcing they planned to attend the troubled competition.
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, left, and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, right, participate in a joint news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Members of Catholics Women's Ordination hold a vigil outside Westminster Cathedral, London, calling for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church, on Sept. 15, ahead of Pope Benedict's visit to the U.K.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan, center, bows to fellow lawmakers after winning his party's leadership vote on Tuesday.