The Afghan capital used to be shady and green, but war and a need for fuel decimated the city's trees. Now the city government is trying to bring them back.
A rebel enclave or safe haven would allow the opposition to build a vision for a post-Qaddafi Libya and to begin crafting institutions for that purpose.
The monks are trying to erase the bloody history of a grand villa that once served as a prison for one of Colombia's most brutal drug lords.
The economic crisis and corruption have made it even harder to succeed in Nairobi's art world.
NATO airstrikes in Libya may have killed rebel forces, but commanders have refused to apologize despite increasingly strained relations between the rebels and the military alliance.