A U.S. Army helicopter flies over the snow-capped Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan in this 2002 photo. U.S. security analysts are trying to develop a set of early warning signs that could suggest which countries are in most danger of being destabilized as a result of dramatic climate changes.
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Laila Al Nabulsi, 12, stands in what she now calls home — a one-room dwelling pieced together from parts of her old house. Her family's home was demolished during the Israeli offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip almost a year ago.
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'Lovely,' isn't she? Saoirse Ronan brings an appealing naturalness to the part of a murdered girl looking down on the world that survived her, but Peter Jackson's film of The Lovely Bones misses the delicate balance that made the novel work.
Eileen Fulton at the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2004 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Fulton is a longtime star of As The World Turns, which was recently canceled by CBS.
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Demonstrators gather in downtown Rome during a "No Berlusconi Day" rally Dec. 5, asking for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's resignation. In the latest scandal to hit Berlusconi, a convicted mobster testified about the politician's links to the Mafia.