One of the three most closed and isolated countries in the world is opening up. The long-repressed Burmese say it's unbelievable - but they want to believe in a new Myanmar.
The Myanmar election produced more than a small victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy. It also firmed up the moral legitimacy of those seeking freedom in Burma.
Disasters can cause even adversarial nations to enjoy heart-to-heart moments of compassion. Russia delivers emergency fuel to an Alaskan town; the US Navy rescued Iranian fishermen.
How – and why – reporters and aid workers survive in some of the world's most dangerous places.
A first-year midshipman, or plebe, is splashed with mud while participating in Sea Trials at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 15, 2012. Sea Trials, modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs, is an annual capstone event for fourth-class midshipmen and serves as a leadership challenge for upper-class midshipmen, who lead each activity during the exercise.