Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
Moscow is abuzz with rising indignation over what many Russians regard as Western leaders' overt support toward Ukraine's antigovernment protesters as well as hypocritical condemnation of Ukrainian police tactics that would raise few eyebrows in the West.