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Added December 07, 2011 with 9 photos
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Dec. 7, 2011. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents.
Added December 06, 2011 with 11 photos
Iranian Muslims commemerated the Ashura event, the death of Imam Hussein in the 7th century, in Tehran, Iran. The Shiite holiday mourns the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson in the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D.
Added December 05, 2011 with 7 photos
President Barack Obama addressed the impasse in Congress over payroll tax cuts, calling for an extension of the cuts as "the right thing to do," at the White House on Dec. 5, 2011.
Added December 04, 2011 with 30 photos
This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors were musician Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins and actress Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to salute a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America.
Added December 02, 2011 with 9 photos
President Obama and former President Clinton toured a "trophy" office building in Washington D.C. on Connecticut Avenue and spoke about job creation on Dec. 2, 2011.
Added December 02, 2011 with 11 photos
Egyptians rallied in Tahrir Square in Cairo awaiting the results of this week's elections, the first since the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Added December 01, 2011 with 10 photos
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at a World AIDS Day event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED) at George Washington University on Dec. 1, 2011.
Added November 30, 2011 with 13 photos
Thousands of public sector workers went on strike in London to protest mandatory pay and pension cuts enacted as part of the government's series of austerity cuts on Nov. 30, 2011.
Added November 29, 2011 with 13 photos
Conrad Murray, the Texas cardiologist convicted of causing the death of pop star Michael Jackson, was sentenced in Los Angeles Tuesday to four years in prison.
Added November 29, 2011 with 7 photos
Student demonstrators protested the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 29, 2011.
Added November 28, 2011 with 12 photos
UCLA students held a rally to protest tuition hikes in the James West Alumni Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 28, 2011.
Added November 28, 2011 with 20 photos
Eleven months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak 45 million Egyptians are voting in the first round of six for it's upper and lower houses of parliament. The complicated process will take four months to conclude. Presidential elections are expected to be held in 2012.
Added November 28, 2011 with 7 photos
The official White House Christmas Tree arrived at in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25, 2011.
Added November 28, 2011 with 46 photos
Dozens of Los Angeles police dressed in riot gear began clearing Occupy LA protesters near City Hall, taking more than a dozen protesters into custody.
Added November 26, 2011 with 13 photos
The Black Friday tradition continued in 2011, with shoppers commemerating the day after Thanksgiving by swarming retailers offering massive discounts, however limited in quantity they may have been
Added November 26, 2011 with 17 photos
Members of Iran's hardline Basij militia held a rally marking Basij week in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 25, 2011.
Added November 23, 2011 with 9 photos
President Obama pardoned Liberty, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, in a ceremony on the North Portico of the White House on Nov. 23, 2011.
Added November 22, 2011 with 25 photos
Protesters are demanding an end to the military rule in Egypt amid rising tensions after days of deadly clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Nov. 22, 2011.
Added November 22, 2011 with 9 photos
Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett performed at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama celebrated country music.
Added November 21, 2011 with 35 photos
Weekend clashes between thousands of activists and police left countless injured and at least 13 dead demonstrators as violence spiraled out of control.
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