Entertainer Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line for Polaroid during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 6. The annual convention, the world's largest consumer technology trade show, was held from Jan. 6 to 9 and showcased the products expected to make the biggest splash in 2011. Steve Marcus/Reuters
Film director Baz Luhrmann (r.) speaks as directors Oliver Stone (c.) and Michael Mann look on at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Directors Panel at the Panasonic CES 2011 booth in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. Dan Steinberg/AP Images for Panasonic
CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, tries on a pair of prescription 3D glasses made by Samsung at the Samsung keynote address during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6. Rick Wilking/Reuters
Ford CEO Alan Mulally kisses the hood of a just-announced Ford Focus Electric car as it arrives on stage for his keynote address at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. Rick Wilking/Reuters
A Panasonic HDC-TM900 camcorder with a VW-CLT1 3D converter lens is shown during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. Steve Marcus/Reuters
Convention attendees look at a Motorola Xoom tablet during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6. Steve Marcus/Reuters
The Audi e-tron Spyder concept car is seen after the Audi keynote address at CES in Las Vegas on Jan 6. Rick Wilking/Reuters
Mike Rush of Oregon Scientific displays the waterproof ATC action video camera during a media preview event for CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 4. Steve Marcus/Reuters
A General Motors Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V) concept car is driven around a course setup outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, in conjunction with CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. The EN-V includes a feature that would allow the vehicle to park itself and return to the user when summoned by a smart phone application. Sam Abuelsamid/General Motors/Reuters
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn (r.) talks to 'Darth Vader' as he announces the Blu Ray release of the complete Star Wars movie saga during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6. Steve Marcus/Reuters
A man plays a Kinect for XBox 360 boxing game at the Microsoft booth during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. Steve Marcus/Reuters
A Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum system cleans a carpet at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. The robot is equipped with a laser vision mapping system so that it can cover the entire area of each room, and returns to a charging base when low on battery power. Steve Marcus/Reuters
Council members viewed thousands of ghastly photographs purportedly showing dead Syrian civil war victims. More than 150,000 have died in the war.
Peter James Spielman, Associated Press /
April 15, 2014
The UN Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.