As many contend that the country is rapidly approaching a full-blown civil war, protesters in Syria continued their efforts to destabilize President Basha al-Assad's regime, while Assad's forces continued their shelling of the city of Homs on Feb. 14, 2012.
President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, unveiled on Feb. 13, 2012, includes $4 trillion in cuts over 10 years, in addition to $350 billion in stimulus and $476 billion for transportation and infrastructure.
President Barack Obama awarded National Medals of Arts and Humanities to Al Pacino, Mel Tillis, Will Barnet, Charles Rosen, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Teofilo Ruiz, Cathy Gorn, Andrew Delbanco, Martin Puryear and Rita Dove on Feb. 13, 2012.
Every major event the entertainment industry throws, whether it's a film premiere or an awards ceremony like the Grammys or Golden Globes, is accompanied by requisite trips down the red carpet. Here's a collection of some of the strangest glances and weirdest outfits, as captured by UPI photographers.
British soul singer Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the top prize of Album of the Year, in Los Angeles Sunday night. Here is a look back at some of the best backstage and red carpet moments at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Syrian demonstrators gather during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib, Syria on February 10, 2012. Twenty-five people were killed and 175 people were wounded in two blasts targeting security bases in Aleppo on Friday, state television quoted the Health Ministry as saying.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced a compromise and said the administration will not require religious institutions to pay for birth control for their employees, during remarks in the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington DC on February 10, 2012.
The R.S. Owens manufacturing facility in Chicago has been making the golden statuettes for the Academy Awards since 1983. Seen here is the process by which the 2012 Oscars were created on Feb. 9, 2012.
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