What OS are you using? What version of IE are you using?
Try resetting IE defaults (Tools - Internet Options - Advanced - Restore Defaults).
What connection are you using? Is it continuing to load at the bottom of the page or does it say Done? What kind of sites are you visiting - www.cnn.com/microsoft.com/yahoo.com or private homemade sites? Does it seem like a problem with random websites, homemade websites or professional sites?
Do the pictures require shockwave or any other plugins to view?