Is 'standing' a verb in this sentence?

In this sentence:

What is the headline that LAT puts over its picture of Matina Hingis standing next to Venus Williams?

is 'standing' a verb?

Update:

Just for the sake of details, in the sentence "The 'standing' swan is beautiful," 'standing' is an adjective.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In that sentence, it is a verb - a present participle.

    It's like saying "who is standing".

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  • 1 decade ago

    it's a participial. "standing next to Venus Williams" is participial phrase. NOT A VERB, as the first answerer says.. rather, a verbal.

  • hey
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    1 decade ago

    no it is describing a picture

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