Protesters shout slogans in front of the head office of Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. (TEPCO) during an anti-nuclear march in Tokyo March 31. Pressure mounted on Japan Thursday to expand the evacuation zone around its stricken nuclear power plants after high levels of radiation were found outside the zone and radioactivity in seawater reached more than 4,000 times its legal limit.
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TEPCO Vice President Sakae Muto attends a news conference at the company head office in Tokyo March 28. Muto apologized for Sunday’s error, which added to alarm inside and outside Japan over the impact of contamination from the complex which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami March 11. Mistaken radiation readings given out by the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant were “absolutely unforgivable”, the government’s chief spokesman said Monday, as work to prevent a catastrophic meltdown faced fresh hurdles.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner delivers remarks to members of the media regarding fiscal year 2010 spending on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Speaker Boehner blamed Senate Democrats for creating obstacles in reaching an agreement on a federal budget. Congress must meet an April 8 budget deadline to prevent a federal government shutdown.
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Dante Rosario, center,, a tight end for the Carolina Panthers, runs through a cone drill conducted by Jeremy Boone, left, in Charlotte, N.C., March 25. Despite the ongoing NFL lock out, Panthers players have worked out on their own, to stay in shape and prepare for next season. Another unintended consequence of the lockout is a cessation of much-needed health insurance for the players, who are now living on their COBRA extensions.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) speaks with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan before having lunch on the sidelines of the G20 High Level Seminar on the international monetary system, in Nanjing Thursday. Finance ministers, central bankers and academics from the Group of 20 wealthy and developing economies gathered to discuss how to improve the international currency order so that it can provide a more solid foundation for the global economy.
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Doctor Li Tongqiang (R) walks toward a 92-year-old woman sitting amongst corn cobs outside her home in the village of Jianhua, located on the outskirts of the northern Chinese city of Shuangcheng in Heilongjiang province Tuesday. Li is one of 800 ‘country’ doctors that care for about 600,000 mostly farmers and their families who live in the rural areas surrounding the city of Shuangcheng. Li’s annual salary is the equivalent of about $3,900, and he sees about 15 to 20 patients per day, visiting homes of patients if they are unable to visit his clinic. China has pledged more money to bring expand access to health coverage, raise the levels of reimbursements, and improve services.
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