China's expanded economic strength, coupled with its military spending, has given rise to increasing regional security concerns with its neighbors -- with Japan, India and the Philippines being at the fore front.
Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn and other stars of the "The Watch," attend the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 23, 2012. UPI/Jim Ruymen
The statue of Joe Paterno was removed from its site outside the Penn State football stadium for safekeeping early Sunday, July 22, 2012. The removal of the statue began without advance notice and with a heavy presence of police to prevent public emotions from heating up. Read the full story here.
A Prayer vigil is held at the Aurora Municipal Center on July 22, 2012 to honor the victims of last Friday's movie theater mass shooting at the Century 16 Movie theater complex in Aurora, Colorado. Suspect James Holmes, 24, allegedly went on a shooting spree, killing 12 people and injuring 58 during an early morning premier screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Palestinian children fill plastic bottles and jerry cans with drinking water from a public spigot in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 17, 2012. Palestinians suffer from a severe lack of potable water. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
Actors Zach Galifianakis (L) and Will Ferrell attend a mock news conference for the launch of the new Warner Bros. Pictures' film "The Campaign" and its "Whistle Stop Tour Across America," at The Grove in Los Angeles on July 17, 2012. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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