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Indonesia: democracy vs. cronyism

  Indonesian students practice a welcome message for President Barack Obama, who attended their school in the 1960s. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reacted with understanding after Obama delayed his long-awaited visit. A presidential spokesman said Yudhoyono had an inkling that the health care debate in Washington would get in the way of the long-awaited trip. (Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)  

On the trail of the Pink Panthers

  A saleswoman displays a 26.62 carat diamond, valued at $5.3 million, at a shopping center in Nanning, China, Nov. 27, 2006. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily.) 

Inside the faith-based discrimination controversy

Indonesian students sing a song during a trauma healing exercise organized by World Vision at their earthquake damaged school in West Sumatra, Oct. 6, 2009. For decades, World Vision has fought poverty and famine. Critics fault the organization for refusing to hire non-Christians to staff its $250 million in annual programs funded by U.S. taxpayers. (Dadang Tri/Reuters)  

Up in smoke

  Mexican soldiers in Cuernavaca detain a man during an operation in which kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed. (Photo by Reuters.)  

Dubai whirled

Mist shrouds the upper strata of buildings under construction near the Dubai Marina in 2007. Much of the city's new real estate remains vacant. (Photo by Steve Crisp/Reuters.)  

Silicon Sweatshops

(Photo by Reuters / Illustration by Street Attack)  

Cuban Perestroika?

 A man walks past graffitti that reads "Long live Fidel" in Santiago de Cuba (photo by Claudia Daut/Reuters)

Climate negotiations 101


Mexico's rampant brain drain

  Police arrest a man on suspicion of possessing and distributing drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in Mexico City. (Photo by Daniel Aguilar/Reuters)    

The German Malaise

(Photo by Pawel Kopczynski/ Reuters)  
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