Master maskmaker Manuel Horta of Tocuaro, Mexico, models a 'Christmas demon' mask worn during a traditional dance that acts out a struggle between angels trying to help, and devils trying to hinder, shepherds seeking the baby Jesus. This region of Mexico is known as a center of artisanry, with towns in the region specializing in different crafts.
Miss Lily, a Great Dane-mastiff mix, basks in the summer sun with her owner, Suzzane Matteson, at the dog beach at Quiet Waters Park on Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md.
Open talk, empathetic listening make staff cuts more than a cold exercise in cost saving.
The deaths in North Carolina and California follow other high-profile shootings in recent weeks.
Conservation land in Mexico and a desalting plant in Arizona are at the center of a debate over the river.
Some 50 of them pledge more than $100 million to help those affected by the economic crisis.
Picking yourself up after a defeat is also an important win.