Like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the Monitor's Linda Feldmann travels Cuba on a 'people to people' tour. Since 2011, such trips have had the sanction of the Treasury Department – a legal way for Americans to see the long-forbidden island.
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Manuel Fernandez, 80, is a retired state employee. For 20 years, he's had a business license for a repair shop, which he runs from his front porch. He fixes pots and pans.
Al Hilal soccer team players celebrate with the trophy after clinching the Saudi Zain Premier League. Al Hilal defeated Ettifaq in their match at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.
A government critic's collection includes Bibles, books by Cuban defectors, and positive biographies about Fidel Castro.