Soccer star David Beckham removes his LA Galaxy jersey to reveal the new tattoo on his upper left chest depicting Jesus being helped out of his tomb by three cherubs, in Carson, Calif., on May 15. Splash News/Newscom
Victoria Beckham and her husband, soccer star David Beckham, both have Hebrew tattoos with words from Song of Solomon in the Bible: 'I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine, who browses among the lilies.' Newscom/Wenn.com/File
Actress Alyssa Milano has a rosary inked on her right shoulder blade, along with a sacred heart on her lower back, and Buddhist tattoos on her wrist and neck. Debbie VanStory/iPhoto.ca/Newscom/File; Inset: Mario Anzuoni/Splash News/Newscom/File
Actress Angelina Jolie has a Buddhist prayer tattooed on her back in Khmer, the native language of Cambodia, where she adopted her son Maddox. Herbert Boesl/Newscom
Singer Justin Timberlake, the son of a Baptist church choir director and grandson of a minister, has a large cross on his shoulder. Steve Dennett/Splash News/Newscom/File
Actress Drew Barrymore has a Gothic cross entwined with a rose vine on her right leg. Denis Poroy/Reuters/File; Inset: JDEVE/Queen/Newscom/File
Actress Vivica Fox has a tattoo of a cross on her right shoulder blade. Business Wire; Inset: Dave Proctor/iPhoto/Newscom/File
Television personality Nicole Richie has a tattoo of a rosary around her ankle. Peter Kramer/AP/File; Inset: John Pkl/Splash News/Newscom/File
Singer Katy Perry is the daughter of Christian pastors and has the word 'Jesus' tattooed on her wrist. DP/AAD/Starmaxinc.com/Newscom/File
Today's announcement of restored diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US comes after five decades of antagonism, including the 54-year-old US trade embargo against the Communist island. The Christian Science Monitor covered the embargo from the start.
ByBertram B. Johansson, Latin America Writer
Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff/File
Today, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the United States and Cuba are restoring diplomatic ties after five decades of antagonism. The US has maintained a trade embargo against Cuba since Oct. 19, 1960. Below is The Christian Science Monitor's story from that day.