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ONTD_Political's PotD: April 11, 2010.



A somber photo tribute to lives lost and rescued:

Moscow, Russia
Xinagning (Shanxi province), China
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
W. Virginia, USA
Poland




Russian police stand near a map of the Moscow metro transport system outside the Lubyanka metro station in Moscow on March 29, 2010 after two women suicide bombers blew themselves up on packed metro trains in central Moscow's morning rush hour, killing at least 34 people in the deadliest attacks in the Russian capital for over a decade. The first explosion struck on a train that had stopped in the Lubyanka station and the second one went off in a carriage of a train on the platform at the Park Kulturi metro station.
(STR/AFP/Getty Images)



A wounded man gives a phone call outside the Park Kultury metro station on March 29, 2010 after an explosion went off in a carriage of a train on the platform. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO - RIA NOVOSTI - RUSSIA OUT (VLADIMIR FEDORENKO/AFP/Getty Images)



Commuters on a subway train injured by a blast which took place at the Park Kultury subway station wait for medical care just outside the station shortly after the explosion, Moscow, Monday, March 29, 2010. The carnage blamed on rebels from the Caucasus region follows the killings of several high-profile Islamic militant leaders there. (AP Photo/Egor Barbatunov)







Friends and relatives mourn Maxim Mareyev, a 20-year old university student who was killed in Monday's suicide bombings in Moscow and is buried Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the town of Chekhov near Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)




A boy crosses himself during a religious service for those killed in subway explosions at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)




People stand at the sight of the explosion at Park Kultury subway station in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Flowers overflowed Tuesday from rickety tables in two Moscow subway stations in memory of the 39 passengers killed in a double suicide bombing as Russia began a national day of mourning. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)




Commuters standing in a subway train's car look at the flowers laying at the Lubyanka Subway station, which was earlier hit by an explosion, in Moscow, Monday, March 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Anna Shevelyova)







Rescuers unload metal pipes and pumping equipment onto a metal trolley at Wangjialing coal mine in Xinagning, in north China's Shanxi province, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Beijing, Monday, March 29, 2010. Rescuers working in a drizzling rain raced Monday to free 153 coal miners trapped deep underground by a flood that may have started when workers digging a new mine in northern China accidentally broke into a network of old, water-filled shafts. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)




Relatives of mine worker weeps at the Wangjialing coal mine in Xiangning township, Shanxi province, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Beijing, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Workers reported underground water leaks days before a flood coursed through a coal mine in northern China, where 153 people remained trapped Tuesday in potentially one of the country's worst mining disasters, a worker and state media said.




Angry relatives of mine workers accuse officials of lack of speed in recovery work at Wangjialing coal mine in Xiangning township, about 400 miles (650 kilometers) southwest of Beijing, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Some 1,000 rescue workers were rotating on shifts to try to drain enough water to reach the trapped miners, but the rescue effort could take days.




Mine workers look on as rescuers, unseen unload metal pipes at Wangjialing coal mine, Xiangning township, Shanxi province, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Beijing, Monday, March 29, 2010. Rescuers working in a drizzling rain raced Monday to free 153 coal miners trapped deep underground by a flood that may have started when workers digging a new mine in northern China accidentally broke into a network of old, water-filled shafts. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)






Miners pause as they leave the Wangjialing Coal Mine after a rescue attempt, located across both Xiangning county and Hejin city, Shanxi province April 4, 2010. Families and survivors of a flood feared to be one of China's worst mine accidents in recent years say officials are covering up the true number of people trapped underground and failing in rescue efforts.




Rescuers take a bath after a rescue attempt at the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine, located across both Xiangning county and Hejin city, in Shanxi province April 7, 2010.




Rescue workers are on standby outside the shaft of the Wangjialing Coal Mine in Xiangning county in north China's Shanxi province, April 4. Search and rescue continue almost a week after water flooded a mine, trapping 153 miners.




A survivor was rescued from the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in Shanxi Province, China, Monday. Rescue teams pulled to safety 115 miners who had been trapped in the mine for more than a week and who survived by strapping themselves to the walls to avoid drowning in their sleep and eating bark from wooden support beams. (Xinhua/ZUMApress.com)




A coal miner rescued from the Wangjialing coal mine in Xiangning county is rushed into a hospital north China's Shanxi province on April 5, 2010. More than 100 Chinese miners were pulled out alive after being trapped for more than a week in the flooded mine, sparking cheers among the hundreds of rescue workers who had almost given up hope.




Rescuers work to extricate Carlos Eduardo dos Santos, 24, from the ruins of a house knocked down by a landslide in the Guaratiba neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 7, 2010. Flooding and mudslides killed at least 102 people in southeastern Brazil, authorities said, as the most intense rains in half a century paralyzed the Rio de Janeiro area and brought scenes of fear and chaos. Fire and rescue officials said most of the deaths occurred in hillside slums where heavy rains since Monday triggered devastating mudslides. (JADSON MARQUES/AFP/Getty Images)







Firefighters search for bodies at night after a landslide in the Morro da Bumba in Niteroi, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, April 8, 2010. The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered a landslide in this metropolitan area engulfing as many as 200 people and 60 homes. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)







Relatives mourn the deaths of landslide victims in the Morro do Bumba area of the Niteroi neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, April 8, 2010. At least 200 people were buried and feared dead under the latest landslide to hit a slum in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)




A relative mourns during the funeral service of a landslide victim in Niteroi, outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Saturday, April 10, 2010. Brazilian officials said the death toll from floods and mudslides in Rio has risen to more than 200 as crews continue searching through the debris. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)




A man mourns for victim who died in a landslide in the Morro dos Prazeres area of the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday, April 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)




A woman reacts after a landslide destroyed her house in Niteroi on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Friday, April 9, 2010. Crews pulled at least 17 bodies from the debris at the site. More rain fell early Friday in Rio, threatening more landslides. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)







Trevor, 11, and Rabekka Quarles, 9, watch news reports about the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, surrounded by their father's mining gear Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at their home in Naoma, W.Va. On Monday Gary Quarles, 33, was killed in an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)







The slim hope that four missing miners might still be alive ended late Friday when rescue crews found only bodies. Here, Tammy Gobble, left, is embraced by Sheri McGraw of the Red Cross after hearing the news.




Travis McKinney is comforted by Cheyanne Graybeal as they view the casket of Travis' grandfather, Benny Ray Willingham, at Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mullens, W.Va., Friday, April 9, 2010, during a funeral service. Benny Ray Willingham was among those killed in an explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine in (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)




Zachariah Woodson looks over the casket of his uncle William Roosevelt Lynch of Oak Hill, W.Va. during funeral services for the miner on Sunday, April 11, 2010 in Beckley, W.Va. Lynch was one of 29 who died in the explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va. on Monday. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)




Gov. Manchin, left, gives a state certificate Wednesday to the family of deceased coal miner Josh Napper, including his mother, Pam Napper, in yellow T-shirt; his daughter, Jenna Leigh Napper; his father, Scott Napper, in baseball hat; and the mother of his child, Jennifer Ziegler, in red T-shirt.







People place candles and lay flowers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 10, 2010, as news broke out about Polish President's Lech Kaczynski death. Polish presidential plane with Kaczynski and wife on board crashed near the airport in Smolensk, western Russia, early morning Saturday, April 10, 2010, killing all passengers. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)







Artist Kiki Garber, left, obscured, gets help carrying her painting of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria as she heads home after displaying it at a Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Sunday April 11, 2010 in the Greenpoint neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mass was dedicated to Kaczynski, his wife, and all those who perished in the plane crash in Russia. Flowers, candles and other items left in memory of the plane crash victims are seen in from of a statue by the church. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)




Polish Ian Grushinski grieves by a piece of the wreckage at a plane crash site near Smolensk, western Russia, Sunday, April 11, 2010. Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country's most prominent military and civilian leaders died Saturday, April 10, 2010 along with dozens of others when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog near Smolensk. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)




Twin brother of the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw kneels in front of the coffin with his brother after the coffin's arrival at the military airport in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, April 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)




Daughter of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Marta, left, reacts as Kaczynski's twin brother Jaroslaw, second left, looks on during a ceremony after the arrival of the coffin with the late president at the military airport in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, April 11, 2010.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)




A woman lighted by a sunbeam attends a Holy Mass in memory of Poland's President Lech Kaczynski, Orthodox Archbishop Miron Chodakowski and other officials who were killed in a plane crash Saturday, at a church in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Sunday, April 11, 2010. (AP Photo Petar Petrov)





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