A diversity of Brazilians who turned out for the public wake of Abdias do Nascimento, who fought for black rights in a country that imported far more African slaves than America.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy poses prior to a television interview, in Paris, on May 16.
Air France black box: Air France Flight 447 was brought down by a combination of faulty speed sensors and confusion in the cockpit, according to a preliminary analysis by French investigators.
Air France: The initial findings of the French air accident investigation agency, the BEA, based on a reading of the black boxes recovered from the ocean depths, found that the captain had been resting when the emergency began.
Asian workers play cricket on their day off in Hamad Town, Bahrain.
Sahara the leopard Gecko turned up safe and well after hitching a 2-day, 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up. Sahara sneaked into an open parcel at his owner, Lisa Richardson's, home in Sedgeford, England, last Wednesday, and popped out again in front of a shocked Phillipa Durrant, in Finchampstead, England, who had been expecting the parcel to contain a belt she had bought on internet shopping site eBay from Richardson.
By 2022, those living in poverty will be a minority for the first time, as the global middle class – particularly from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations – surges. Does new affluence signal shifting global power?
As the developing world becomes more middle class, will traditional frugality trump the pollution that goes along with more consumption?