Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with the medical team of Aosta's Umberto Parini hospital which cared for him after he broke his wrist in a fall.
A police bomb squad member inspects the damage left by a deadly explosion in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A magnifying glass shows individual paintings forming a puzzle mosaic of the Mona Lisa at the International Tokyo Toy Show.
Residents look at cars partially buried in soil and gravel after floodwaters swept them off a street, following heavy rain in Busan, South Korea.
Two spectators in Scooby-Doo outfits sit out a rain break during a cricket game between England and Australia.
Residents use a boat for transport on the flooded streets in Dampalit north of Manila, Philippines. Storm "Isang" (Molave) which brough heavy rains to northeastern Philippines flooding many parts of Manila.
Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate in front of the Chinese Consulate July 20, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were marking the tenth anniversary of the Chinese crackdown on the spiritual movement.
Village women in Shirahama, Japan pay homage to the ancient ama tradition of women who freedive for shell fish, seaweed and pearls during the annual Shirahama Ama Festival.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers pose for group photograph at a resort in Phuket during the opening ceremony of the 42nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on 20 July 2009.
The ministers (l-r) are George Yeo of Singapore, Kasit Piromya of Thailand, Phan Gia Khien of Vietnam, Nyan Win of Myanmar, Prince Mohamed Bolkiah of Brunei, Hor Namhong of Cambodia and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan.
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He wore a purple coat;
Gold chains and watches.
Came to the same casino every night
Same poker table
Same amount of time.
The manager called him a high roller
A loyal customer
And gave him free cocktails.
The young men wanted to be him.
Opening the door to his apartment he sees
The mattress with poking springs
The cabinet with no door
The ashtray with three butts and a joint
Kicking beer cans out of the way he
Walks to his bathroom door and
Throws water on his face and looks
Deep into his reflection of
He pulls out his gold pocket
Watch and walks down to the strip;
He passes hookers on his
Way to the pawn shop where he sells
His watch and
Old wedding ring to
Afford another night as
A high roller and be