Today In Pictures: Sept. 22, 2011

Minister Lynn Hopkins, left, comforts her partner Carolyn Bond after hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last minute plea of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis in Jackson, Ga., Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday after being executed for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. (Stephen Morton/AP Photo)


Freed American Shane Bauer, center, is welcomed upon his arrival from Iran, in Muscat, Oman, Sept. 21, 2011. After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down from a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf state of Oman. (Sultan Al-Hasani/AP Photo)


Former President Bill Clinton listens to President Barack Obama speak at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, Sept. 21, 2011, in New York. (Aaron Showalter/Pool/Getty Images)


French President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks during a high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security at the 66th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 22, 2011. (Aaron Jackson/AP Photo)


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives for testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sept. 22, 2011, in Washington. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testified before the committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


Hind Ahmas, 32, leaves court after being the first woman convicted of wearing a niqab after France’s nationwide ban on the face veils, Sept. 22, 2011, in Meaux, France. Ahmas was fined 120 Euros and Najate Nait Ali, 80 Euros, after the newly implemented law. France was the first European country to ban women from wearing niqabs in public. (Franck Prevel/Getty Images)


An altar server prays during a mass given by Pope Benedict XVI at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Sept. 22, 2011, on the first day of the pontiff’s first state visit to his native Germany. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

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