A member of the Brazilian Health Expeditions plays with a Kayapo baby on the seventh day of their medical expedition in the Kikretum community in Sao Felix, northern Brazil, on April 27.
Indonesia's main city is often filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic, but now the streets are filled with pedestrians on some days.
When a 31-foot statue of Confucius was recently unveiled, it symbolized the Chinese government’s new embrace of traditional values. But then it was dismantled in the dead of night.
Ai Weiwei is among more than 100 activists to have disappeared, been detained, or confined to their homes in a wave of repression signaling deep anxiety over Arab revolts and the power of the Internet.
Chinese authorities have cracked down on dissent in hopes of preventing a popular uprising in China like those that have erupted in the Middle East. Sweeping arrests of prominent dissidents have been part of the campaign and have earned the Chinese government widespread internal and international criticism. Who are some of these activists being put behind bars?
A girl has her face painted with the Egyptian flag during a rally to support Muslim and Christian national unity at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thirteen people were killed and 140 wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians two days ago as the police and ruling military struggled to maintain order barely a month after a popular uprising ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
Analyzing a selection of political revolutions - successful and not - around the globe since World War II
Hotel guides jump for a photo as they wait for delegates during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hotel guides are provided to cater to about 3,000 delegates at the congress.
China's fierce crackdown of sporadic protests in recent weeks shows that Communist leaders there are watching the Arab uprisings with great anxiety. China would be wise to stay ahead of events by rolling out political reforms.