China's Li Na return the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday June 4. Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam event. Lionel Cironneau/AP
A column of smoke and ashes comes out from the Puyehue volcano, some 1,100 kilometers south of Santiago, Chile, Saturday. Authorities have evacuated about 600 people living nearby the volcano. There have been no reports of injuries. Martin Iniguez/AP
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (l) walks from an Osprey aircraft after landing at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Dwyer, in Afghanistan, Sunday. Gates is beginning two days of farewell visits to remote U.S. troop bases in Afghanistan. Jason Reed/AP
Indigenous people stand in line to vote in Peru's presidential runoff election, at a polling station in Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru, Sunday. Esteban Felix/AP
A Park Police officer directs a man to the exit while a group of protesters dance at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday. The dancing protesters forced the temporary closure of the monument. The demonstrators were challenging a recent federal appeals court decision that upheld a ban on dancing inside the memorial. Alex Brandon/AP
An anti-government protester is thrown in to the air by others while celebrating President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday. Hani Mohammed/AP
Mexican army soldiers guard the perimeter around the regional Attorney General's office after the early morning arrest of former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rohn in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday. Hank Rhon, one of Mexico's most flamboyant businessmen and politicians, has been detained on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, the federal Attorney General's Office has announced. Francisco Vega/AP
A man relaxes during a break in the program of the German Evangelical Church Congress in Dresden, Saturday. The church congress (Kirchentag) is held every two years for five days and attracts between 100 and 200 thousand visitors celebrating and debating about their Christian faith. Thomas Peter/Reuters
An owner celebrates as her two dogs ride on one board during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, California, Saturday. Denis Poroy/Reuters
Andrea Maurer competes in the watermelon eating contest at the 27th annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Sunday in Orange County, California. Each year the event attracts about 40,000 people from all around the area. Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register/AP
Wayuu women stand before dancing the "Yonna" (a traditional dance) at the Wayuu Cultural Festival, Saturday, in Uribia, Colombia. The annual event showcases the culture of Wayuu people through traditional music, ancestral rituals, handicrafts and forums. Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters
Rebel fighters patrol in the desert south of the Libyan rebel-held town of Chakchuk in the Western Mountains, some 100 miles southwest of Tripoli, Saturday. Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
A fork of lightning strikes a mountain during a thunderstorm near the town of Barr south of Strasbourg, France, Friday. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
James Tate pins his boutonniere as Sonali Rodrigues holds a bouquet of flowers outside her house in Shelton, Conn. on Saturday. Tate and Rodrigues were allowed to attend the Shelton High School Prom after Tate's unconventional prom proposal got him temporarily banned from the event. Lindsay Niegelberg/The Connecticut Post/AP
Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt – a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere. Part 2 of our series on famine resilience.
Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening community resilience. Our reporters traveled to Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland to investigate the daunting challenges as well as the long-term efforts that are saving lives.