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  • In Pictures 9/11 10th anniversary

    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.

  • In Pictures Brazil: sights to see

    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 evacuated after bomb threat

    Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

    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.

  • In praise of the airport tourist trap

    The Circle Bastiat In praise of the airport tourist trap

    The shops in airports that sell local trinkets may seem tacky, but we should embrace them.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/12

    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 tapers off, but travel and tourism still affected

    Paris snow tapers off, but travel and tourism still affected

    Paris snow is unusual, but not unique. The Eiffel Tower and most forms of travel were hampered by the Paris snow.

  • In Pictures From Paris with snow

    People use umbrellas to take cover from falling snow as they walk in the Tuilleries garden in Paris, France, on Dec. 8.

  • Europe on alert: fall 2010 terror plots

    Europe on alert: fall 2010 terror plots

    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 threatens French troops, criticizes France burqa ban

    Terrorism & Security Osama bin Laden threatens French troops, criticizes France burqa ban

    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.

  • Saudis warn France of an Al Qaeda attack. Are they right?

    Saudis warn France of an Al Qaeda attack. Are they right?

    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.