Spain's new prime minister Mariano Rajoy was sworn in today amid muted optimism that he can make the tough economic reforms that the eurozone wants.
Image 6/30: US first lady Michelle Obama (c.) hugs her daughters, Malia (2nd l.) and Sasha (r.), as they watch a folk dance by performers during their visit at the City Wall, in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, March 24, 2014.
Aircraft carriers: The floating fortresses became the backbone of U.S. sea power after WWII, projecting military might around the world in crises and in conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
A train driver prepares to depart the Beijing-South railway station for Shanghai in a new high-speed train as part of an official trip for members of the media June 27, 2011. The landmark Beijing -Shanghai line costs 220.9 billion yuan and spans over 800 miles, linking the capital and financial hub.
Instead of having the working class beat up on royals, the German newspaper Der Freitag asked former royalty to weigh in on Prince William's wedding.
A Thai girl takes care of her younger sister at an evacuation center after they fled home following the fighting between Thai and Cambodian soldiers in Surin Province, northeastern Thailand. Officials said Thailand and Cambodia have traded fire for a sixth day as an increasingly bloody border dispute drags on.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding may have tinges of the turreted-castle fairy tale. But from romantic to ruthless, more than 40 modern monarchies, including Prince William's family, still influence global realities for better or worse.