Then-Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell talking with family members in between television interviews in September. O'Donnell was subjected to ridicule after a clip surfaced from an appearance years ago on comic Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect show where she mentions dabbling in witchcraft.
Swati embroidery is being revived "one stitch at a time" in the vocational institution established in a wing of Ahmed Zeb's home in Saidu Sharif, the old capital of Swat. The princess has taught hundreds of women "to stand up, avoid charity, [and] earn with dignity."
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives the presidential decree to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his second term during a ceremony in August 2009. Since that time, a political fissure has emerged within Iran's conservative camp, threatening possible open conflict between the two men.
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Wafaa Bilal implanted a webcam in the back of his head. The camera is taking a picture a minute for a year, and the images are being streamed live at Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art.
Students take China's national college entrance exam, the gaokao, last year in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Educational experts say the all-important test is at the heart of the Chinese educational system's emphasis on rote learning and memorization.
Lobbyist Niira Radia was questioned by the government in New Delhi in November. India's income tax department had tapped her phone, looking for evidence of alleged tax evasion and money laundering. She denies wrongdoing.
A Character Actor: Actress and first-time producer Nicole Kidman received a Golden Globe nomination Tuesday for her performance of a grief-stricken mother in Rabbit Hole.
Jay Ducote with his award-winning Blackberry, Bourbon, Butt dish, a pork shoulder injected with honey and bourbon, and smoked for 12 hours. Ducote appreciates good food and drink, but says he sometimes overdoes it.
The first light rail car prepares to leave a station stop at the official opening of Metro Light Rail on Dec. 27, 2008, in Phoenix. The 20-mile, $1.4 billion line runs from north-central Phoenix through downtown, and then east through suburban Tempe and Mesa.
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