A news story from London's National Gallery illustrates the trouble with something people say every day.
At the close of the 100th anniversary celebration of Tokyo's gift of cherry blossoms to Washington, it's worth remembering the story of diplomacy behind the trees. Like most diplomatic initiatives, this one had to overcome indifference, opposition, and many setbacks before it could flower.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave her first public speech at the Treehouse charity. But her sartorial selection was as big a story in Britain as her delivery.
In its only US venue, the exhibition takes a wide-ranging look at the artist's complex and contradictory work, which defies easy interpretation.
Kyrgyz women in traditional costumes and US military personnel wait before a ceremony to officially open a large aircraft ramp at the Manas airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington and tourists are pouring into the city, including a relative visiting this weekend. But if the government shuts down, so will the cherry blossom parade, the museums, the zoo. Not just tourists, but people all over the country will be affected.
India is making room – both physically and mentally – for art like that from Anish Kapoor, which is large and untraditional.