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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/07

    Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/06

    A Belarussian Interior Ministry soldier has a masonry block on his chest smashed by a flaming hammer as part of Maslenitsa celebrations in Minsk, Sunday, March 6. Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter celebrated by pancake eating and shows of strength.

  • Opinion What should Obama do with Libya's Qaddafi? Tell him to go to Belarus.

    The Obama administration should encourage its allies to influence Qaddafi to flee to Belarus. Its brutal Lukashenko regime is Qaddafi's closest military and political ally. Qaddafi's departure to Belarus would be the best and fastest way to stop the bloodshed that he is unleashing in Libya.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 0220

    A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/28

    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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/13

    A caparisoned elephant is seen during the annual temple festival in Kochi, southern India. The festival features a colorful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts.

  • Belarus crackdown strains ties with both EU and Russia

    Belarus crackdown strains ties with both EU and Russia

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on the opposition has prompted the EU to consider sanctions. But some members say that could backfire.

  • The Monitor's View Outside pressure is welcome after election fraud in Belarus, Ivory Coast

    Defenders of autocrats in Belarus and Ivory Coast warn the world not to interfere in internal affairs in those countries. The world should do just that.

  • In Pictures O Christmas tree

    The 21-foot tall Christmas tree stands aglow in the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 8. The tree was donated by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association from a farm in Carbon County. There are 600 energy efficient LED light bulbs used to decorate the tree.

  • Belarus risks alienating both Russia, EU in wake of political crackdown

    Belarus risks alienating both Russia, EU in wake of political crackdown

    Police in Belarus arrested more than 600 activists protesting Sunday's election that handed President Alexander Lukashenko a fourth term. He told opponents Monday, 'You are messing with the wrong guy.'