Sure, China's increasing presence on the world stage and growing economic might are sure to make President Hu Jintao more than satisfied with his duties. But what we think we loves more than anything are nice, relaxing strolls with other world leaders, accompanied only by a swath of armed soldiers.
Simcha Jacobovici, a Canadian-Jewish filmmaker said he has two ancient nails found at an archaeological dig in Jerusalem he says were used to crucify Jesus. The nails were discovered in the tomb of Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest that judged Jesus.
Algerian students clashed with police as they participate in a demonstration against the government in Algiers on April 12, 2011. Thousands of students took to the streets in protest, defying a government ban on public protest.
Stars arrive for the premiere of the motion picture "Scream 4". Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, and new-comers to the series, Hayden Panettiere, and Emma Roberts were among those in attendance.
As the April 15th tax deadline looms, tax payers all over the country are feeling the pressure to file their income on-time. Still, many people fail to file their taxes, including celebrities. These notable stars have been cited as owing the IRS back taxes.
Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Joel McHale, Kirsten Dunst, and Chaz Bono were among the celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it honored the best in television and journalism at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
President Obama makes a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial and shakes hands with tourists a day after budget negotiations with Congress prevented a government shutdown in Washington, DC, on 9 April, 2011.
Member of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force and Member of U.S. Marines "CBIRF" (Chemical Biological Incident Response Force) attend a decontamination exercise at the Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan
Egyptian demonstrators clashed with the Egyptian military in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on April 13, 2011. Egyptian soldiers and police moved into Cairo's main square on Tuesday to end a five-day sit-in by protesters demanding civilian rule and swifter prosecution of disgraced former officials. Former Egyptian President Mubarak, 82, entered a hospital on April 12, 2011, two days after he was summoned to take part in a probe by the public prosecutor.
An Israeli air strike targeted tunnels used to smuggle fuel into Gaza from Egypt. The strikes began shortly after an anti-tank rocket hit a bus in western Negev, critically injuring a 16-year-old Israeli boy. Five Palestinians were killed and at at least 40 were injured in the attacks.
Actors Ed Harris and Amy Madigan were among the many to attend the rally demonstrating against Republican budget proposals which would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, an organization which provides abortion services in addition to other women's health services like family planning and cancer screening.
U.S. budget negotiators announced agreement late Friday on funding federal government operations, averting a government shutdown. The following collection chronicles the events leading up to the agreement.
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