A Nepalese traditional dancer performs in Katmandu during the inauguration ceremony of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to welcome international travelers to visit the country. According to a media release, Nepalese government has set a target to bring in 1 million tourists during 2011.
Pushed to the brink, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dissolved his government and called for fair elections in six months. But protesters are unrelenting.
A protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police after they broke up a demonstration against Tunisia's new coalition government in downtown Tunis on Jan. 18. Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Jan. 18, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime.
Faced with unrelenting protests, Tunisian President Ben Ali today promised to increase freedoms, cut food prices, and not seek reelection after 23 years in power.
Detail of the right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece the 'Mona Lisa' painting: Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter 'S' in the woman's left eye, the letter 'L' in her right eye, and the number '72' under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.
Tunisia protests that began over high unemployment last month have quickly spread, raising a red flag about the dangers of maintaining stability by suppressing dissent.
With two people killed in the southern city of Punta Arenas during Chile protests against hikes in natural gas prices, President Sebastián Piñera may be facing his biggest crisis yet.