The Dow Jones closed up over 400 points on August 11, 2011 in New York City at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were up following news that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in four months.
President Obama was joined by elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community, and leaders of diverse faiths to celebrate Ramadan, a tradition that began annually under President Bill Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush.
The American Olympic beach volleyball team takes on Brazil in the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International test event in London's Horseguard's parade on Wednesday August 10 2011. The six-day exhibition is being held despite the recent riots in London, which have led to a series of security concerns for the upcoming 2012 Olympics.
The legacy of the some of the world's most recognized film makers lives on through the work of their daughters. This collection takes a look at the upcoming and past projects helmed by the daughters of some of the most well known directors today.
Emma Stone and the cast member of the motion picture drama "The Help", attend the premiere of the film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on August 9, 2011.
Addressing the nation on the recent S&P downgrading of U.S. credit, in conjunction with the tragedy over the weekend with the loss of 38 troops in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama's call to action did little to soothe the nation, or the stock market.
After days of lawlessness, the riots in London and across England have calmed down, with the aftershocks still being felt across the communities afflicted by them. More than $325 million in damage claims are expected and more than 1,500 individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the riots.
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