President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush, and Laura Bush salute the flag during 10th anniversary ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11. The 9/11 attacks changed life in the US forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on.
Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.
Eiffel Tower: No explosives were found, and the site in the French capital was reopened to visitors more than two hours after the original warning, said a Paris police official.
Detail of the right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece the 'Mona Lisa' painting: Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter 'S' in the woman's left eye, the letter 'L' in her right eye, and the number '72' under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.
Paris snow is unusual, but not unique. The Eiffel Tower and most forms of travel were hampered by the Paris snow.
People use umbrellas to take cover from falling snow as they walk in the Tuilleries garden in Paris, France, on Dec. 8.
Al Qaeda-linked terror threats in Europe this fall put intelligence and security forces, as well as the public, on edge. Most recently, Germany ramped up its security in anticipation of a possible attack. Below, an overview of those threats and incidents:
Osama bin Laden said France’s ban on Islamic full-face veils for women, like the niqab or the burqa, was unjust, and justified Al Qaeda attacks on French soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Saudis have gleaned significant intelligence over 10 years of pursuing Al Qaeda affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula. But AQAP hasn't yet shown it can attack the West.