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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/20

    A group of elderly Chinese women wearing Christmas hats take a dip in the icy waters on a frozen river in Shenyang, northeastern China's Liaoning province on Dec. 20. Winter swimming is especially popular amongst the elderly and retired as it's believed to benefit health, and also said to increase the level of mental awareness, and release stress.

  • Belarus election ends in protests, police crackdown

    Belarus election ends in protests, police crackdown

    Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko won a fourth term by a significant majority, but large protests by the opposition and a harsh police response signal this could be a difficult term.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/15

    A young monk holds a traditional parasol as he waits for the arrival of Tibet's exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Pemayangtse monastery in Pelling in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim. The Dalai Lama is in Sikkim, which borders China, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao begins his three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/14

    A TP Mazembe soccer supporter mugs for the camera during the club World Cup semifinal soccer match against Brazil's SC Internacional do Porto Alegre at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/01

    Polar bear cubs Ganuk and Taiga sleep on their mother's back at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec. They celebrated their first birthday today.

  • Just how absurd is central planning?

    The Daily Reckoning Just how absurd is central planning?

    A warning to activist central planners: first step, quantitative easing, second step, communism.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/03

    President Obama makes an election night phone call from the Treaty Room in the White House residence in Washington to Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio, who will probably be the next House speaker.

  • Former Putin prime minister talks about his former boss

    Editorial Board Blog Former Putin prime minister talks about his former boss

    Mikhail Kasyanov tells Americans how he traveled the road from prime minister to Vladimir Putin to an outspoken leader of the Russian political opposition. His story of life inside the Kremlin reveals much about the enigmatic Putin.

  • Why Russia's Medvedev is lashing out at Belarus's Lukashenko

    Why Russia's Medvedev is lashing out at Belarus's Lukashenko

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev slammed 'Europe's last dictator,' Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko, this past week for his increasingly anti-Russian rhetoric.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/06

    Homeless dogs Lelya (l.) and Hatiko pose during their wedding ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday. The ceremony was organized by Ukraine's first ever dogs' wedding agency to raise awareness of the nation's homeless animals.