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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/06

    TckTckTck partners, Greenpeace and 350.org stage an underwater installation called "Silent Evolution" in Cancun, Mexico. They are calling for urgent action on the environment during the UN Cancun climate talks.

  • In Pictures Get on the bus

    A panda bus runs in Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 25. The bus, named Ning Ning, is operated by Asakusa Hanayashiki amusement park.

  • Egypt shark attacks: Why are Red Sea attacks rising?

    Egypt shark attacks: Why are Red Sea attacks rising?

    Another shark attack Sunday in Egypt left a German tourist dead. Egyptian officials have closed Sharm el-Sheikh beaches. But why are there more shark attacks now?

  • Egypt shark attack: suspects caught

    Egypt shark attack: suspects caught

    Egypt shark attack: Sharks attacked tourists on Tuesday and then again the day after, maiming three Russians and a Ukrainian tourist according to the Russian embassy.

  • The Monitor's View Egypt election: a test for Obama rhetoric on democracy

    The Mubarak regime in Egypt suppressed the opposition so crudely for the Nov. 28 elections that it demands a strong US reaction.

  • Museums can lift your spirit. Just don't look too closely at some of the antiquities

    Editor's Blog Museums can lift your spirit. Just don't look too closely at some of the antiquities

    Collections such as the new 'Art of the Americas' wing at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts provide hours of education and appreciation. But beware the origins of some of the choice items from Mesoamerica.

  • Opinion Yemen: Think things are bad now? Don’t let it run out of water.

    WikiLeaks documents that revealed a coverup of US drone strikes in Yemen may complicate security concerns – beyond just the package bombs or Anwar al-Awlaki. But the real challenge is how to head off a water crisis that threatens to bring more instability and violence.

  • How WikiLeaks trove will affect US-Arab cooperation on Iran, Yemen

    How WikiLeaks trove will affect US-Arab cooperation on Iran, Yemen

    The WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables could put Arab leaders in a tight spot – and make America's diplomatic dance a bit more awkward in the region.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29

    Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Earth from above

    Europe: Man-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe. Large cities are often located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. This image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which currently operates four satellites carrying the Operational Linescan System (OLS) in low-altitude polar orbits.