The Cloud, an ambitious structure planned for 2012 Olympics, has airy spheres, spiral walkways, data projection.
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Belgium, Spain are skeptical that there's a need for more full-body airport scanning machines. France and Germany are uncommitted as European Union members meet today to discuss airport security measures.
Airline passengers across Europe faced body searches and new limits on hand luggage. Authorities say that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab of Nigeria flew from Lagos to Amsterdam before boarding Northwest Airlines Flight 253 for Detroit.
Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.
People play in floodwaters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 30. The water level in the canal city rose to four feet above normal.
Young red deer search for food in their snow-covered enclosure at a park in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday.
Italian craftsmen carve wooden nativity figures that offer a window on the top stories and public figures of 2009. This year, the figures include Italian prime minster Silvio Berlusconi, George Clooney, and Michael Jackson.
In Italy, sympathy for embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after a Dec. 13 attack could prove a useful means of dividing the opposition, rebuilding his popularity, and manipulating the judicial system.