In the first such criminal trial of its kind, Judge Oscar Magi, shown here Wednesday in a Milan courtroom flanked by an aide, sentenced three Google executives to a six-month suspended sentence and absolved them of defamation charges.
Stacks of rocks built by passersby near the Olympic Village in Vancouver. The piles are reminiscent of the inukshuk, a kind of stone cairn found in the Arctic that has been adopted as the official symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
A woman walks past an anti-Olympics mural hanging on the outside of a gallery in Vancouver in mid-December. The mural reappeared shortly after the city had removed it earlier in the month.
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