Global economic meetings in Washington, D.C., this week take place as protesters, like these in Sanaa, Yemen, demonstrate for the overthrow of governments and measures to address poverty.
People try to browse at a supermarket with no electricity in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Businesses are especially worried about weathering Japan's sweltering summers without air conditioning.
Chinese police officers watch an area near a building that leaders of the unregistered Shouwang house church had told parishioners to gather in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 10, 2011.
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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein arrives to testify before a Senate investigative committee in Washington in April 2010. The firm eventually settled with the SEC and paid 550 million in fines. Author William Cohan writes about the Goldman's alternatingly tempestuous and chummy relationship with the government in his new book.
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Someya, 22, who declined to give her last name, is among a small number of women in France who wear the full niqab. She wears it "for God and for my husband, so that he'll be the only person who can see me and be able to appreciate my face," she says. But she'll take it off because of France's new law, she says.