Presidents, Evo Morales of Bolivia (l.), Fernando Lugo of Paraguay (c.) and Alvaro Uribe of Colombia (r.), react with other guests to a strong 7.2-magnitude aftershock that shook the region a few minutes before the inauguration of Chile's president-elect Sebastian Pinera at the Congress in Valparaiso March 11. Conservative billionaire Pinera takes office as Chile's new president on Thursday, tasked with rebuilding the country after one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded killed hundreds of people less than two weeks ago.
A 7.2-magnitude Chile earthquake rattled the swearing-in ceremony of President Sebastian Piñera, the country's first conservative president in more than 50 years.
In Kolkata, India, on Wednesday, Tibetan exiles take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation.
The Senate jobs bill eases hardship by extending unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless. But it also raises the question of whether these benefits have become another entitlement.
If Millennials realize they're going to have to pay the fiscal price for baby boomers' sins, they might choose to leave the US for more financially friendly locations.
Peggy, a guinea pig, poses for photos after having its hair brushed and styled at PetZoo, a beauty parlor for pets in Cuenca, Ecuador, on March 9.
NIGERIA: Eighty-five percent of Nigerian Web users say Internet access is a fundamental right. They’re also the world’s most enthusiastic patrons of social networking sites – with 92 percent agreeing that they enjoy spending time on such sites as Facebook or MySpace – and are the most likely people to search the web for a romantic partner. Here, a Nigerian man repairs computer components out of scraps at a computer village in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Afghanistan economy must shift reliance off its poppy crop toward agriculture and mining. The government began a massive poppy eradication campaign this week.
One reason Santiago lowered the official death toll of the Chile earthquake is that some of those missing and presumed dead turned out to be alive.