Charlene Wittstock succeeds Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly, who wed Albert's father Prince Rainier III in 1956 and died in a car accident nearly three decades ago.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene are seen on a giant screen outside the Monaco palace, on July 1, during their civil ceremony.
Prince Albert's wedding has Monaco residents hoping the glamorous nuptials and festivities will restore some of the shine the city lost during the global financial crisis.
Analysts say the new US sanctions – seen as a move to weaken Iran's economy – are the Obama administration's response to critics in Congress who say the US has been slow to get tough.
Pippa Middleton won widespread praise for her Alexander McQueen dress at the royal wedding, but it's what she wore before the wedding that has the paparazzi clamoring for more and the royal family asking for legal intervention.
Instead of having the working class beat up on royals, the German newspaper Der Freitag asked former royalty to weigh in on Prince William's wedding.
People throw vermillion powder on one another to celebrate the Nepali New Year, also known as 'Sindoor Jatra' at Thimi, near Kathmandu.
Runner Mohamed Marhum left behind poverty in Morocco to become a gold medal hopeful for Spain in the 2012 Olympics. The global sports trade is drawing more scrutiny as athletes trade talent for naturalization.
Tod Machover's futuristic opera, 'Death and the Powers,' features robots and puts technology in the leading role.
An antigovernment protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama.