President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a dinner to honor the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, and to honor their families in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 29, 2012.
The Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin is the largest natural park (355.8 acres) for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present. There are over 500 purebred Siberian tigers, along with white tigers, lions, leopards, black pumas and Bengali tigers.
The 13th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, one of the world's four biggest ice and snow festivals, opens in Harbin, the capital of the China's northern Heilongjiang Province near Russia, February 23, 2012. As the festival grows in international attention and as China's economy grows, the size and amount of it's ice sculptures increase each year.
"The Artist" may have taken the top awards, but during a telecast criticized by many for being lackluster, actress Angelina Jolie stole the show by titillating viewers with something as simple as her right leg.
The 84th Academy Awards red carpet, with its last-minute scandal revolving around comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's in-character raising of the Academy's ire, drew in stars from all walks of Hollywood for the movie industry's biggest night.
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