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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/19

    David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/01

    British singer Phil Collins performs during "Up Close & Personal: Phil Collins Plays '60s Motown and Soul" during the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, on Thursday. The show features Collins's interpretations of the biggest hits from the '60s.

  • 'Little Obama': Indonesia premieres movie despite Obama's absence

    'Little Obama': Indonesia premieres movie despite Obama's absence

    'Little Obama,' the movie, was originally scheduled to open during a presidential visit to Indonesia that was later canceled. In the film, a young Barack Obama battles bullies, confronts his first crush, and shows signs of a now-familiar confidence.

  • Scientists on hunt for climate-change clues explore rare tropical glacier

    A team of scientists is climbing Indonesia's tropical glacier, Puncak Jaya, to dig out ice cores and study them for past patterns of climate change. They will also study samples from China, Peru, and Kenya.

  • Gallery Places where President Obama has lived

    HAWAII: In Aug. 4, 1961 Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and lived at 6085 Kalanaiana’ole Highway in Honolulu. Obama is seen here with his grandmother during his 1979 high school graduation.

  • In Pictures Homer Simpson

    A security personnel walks past a wall painted with the cartoon character Homer Simpson and a bubble reading "where is the factory" in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia in February 2008. According to the readers of Entertainment Weekly, Homer Simpson is the single greatest character created for film or television during the past 20 years

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/01

    A Chinese boy chases bubbles while playing with other children at Beijing's Zoo on International Children's Day on Tuesday.

  • In Pictures The Gaza flotilla and the aftermath of the Israeli naval raid

    Demonstrators gather at Town Hall in Sydney on June 1 to protest against Israel's deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

  • In Pictures Ready for the World Cup

    Ivory Coast's defender Kolo Toure (c.) heads the ball next to Japan's forward Takayuki Morimoto (r.) during a friendly match between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan at the Stade de Tourbillon in Sion on June 4 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Ivory Coast will play in group G and Japan will play in group E.

  • Can foreign mediators defuse Thailand’s red shirt protests?

    Can foreign mediators defuse Thailand’s red shirt protests?

    Thailand’s red shirt protesters on Thursday asked the European Union to send monitors to prevent a violent crackdown, one day after they clashed again with soldiers. Nobel peace laureate and East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta, whose country sought foreign aid against political violence, offers advice on outside mediators.