CZECH REPUBLIC: 18 percent wage gap. No. 10 among the nations with the widest wage gap, the Czech Republic falls on par with the average wage gap among all industrialized countries surveyed. The country also provides full-time employment to 58 percent of its female population. Here, a woman attends the Women's 5,000 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
#10 UNITED KINGDOM: In London (pictured) and other cities around the United Kingdom, online workers are busy doing everything from software development and Web design to data entry and consulting.
US parachutists attend a training session as part of the 'Cope Tiger 2010' joint Air Force exercise over Lop Buri province in Thailand, on March 3. About 1,600 soldiers from three countries, Thailand, the US, and Singapore, are participating in the two-week exercise.
A Christian Science perspective.
Russia's dismal showing at the Vancouver Olympics may be the least of the Kremlin's worries as allegations of corruption mar preparations for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In the closing ceremony at the Vancouver Olympics tonight, Bill Demong, who won America's first gold medal in Nordic Combined, will head the most successful US Winter Olympic team in history. NBC-TV coverage of the closing ceremony starts at 8 pm EST.
When Apolo Ohno was disqualified from the 500 meters Friday, it marked the start of a weekend of high-stakes US-Canada clashes as the Vancouver Olympics close.