Musician Ramy Essam, 23, says he was tortured while under the custody of the Egyptian military after being rounded up with several other protesters in Tahrir Square on March 9.
President Obama, shown delivering a speech in Virginia on Monday, promised two years ago to improve government transparency. A new study finds that so far, the administration has a mixed record.
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Smokes simmers from a factory destroyed by the tsunami in the town of Ofunato in Iwate prefecture. Economists say it's still too early to assess all of the economic impacts of the disaster.
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By the time Gauguin arrived in the late 1800s, Tahiti had been "thoroughly Christianized and colonized" by the French, says National Gallery curator Mary Morton. Women didn't walk around half-nude — but Gauguin painted them that way anyway. Above, an 1899 depiction of Two Tahitian Women.
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