Poet Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, is seen here in a file photo from 1991, when he was a professor at Harvard. Heaney has died at age 74. Joe Wrinn/AP hide caption

toggle caption Joe Wrinn/AP

The Houses of Parliament are silhouetted against a setting sun as lawmakers debate possible British military action in Syria. Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images

Ammunition in the form of tomatoes are thrown to a crowd gathered for the annual Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain, near Valencia, Wednesday. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption AFP/AFP/Getty Images

A chocolate cake is shaped like Europe, with new EU members Romania and Bulgaria (far right), at a welcoming ceremony for their entry into the bloc on Dec. 14, 2006. Curbs on the movement of citizens of the two countries end on Jan. 1, raising fears in Western Europe of an influx of Bulgarian and Romanian workers. Thierry Charlier/AP hide caption

toggle caption Thierry Charlier/AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, in Moscow on Dec. 19, 2006. Russia --€” along with China and Iran --€” has remained a steadfast ally of Assad amid calls for international intervention in Syria. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

toggle caption Mikhail Klimentyev/AP

Subway passengers affected by the sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway system are carried into St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Thirteen people were killed and more than 6,000 injured in the attack, which was carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Chikumo Chiaki/AP hide caption

toggle caption Chikumo Chiaki/AP

Marine biologist Stefano Piraino thinks overfishing is one of the reasons jellyfish populations are growing. He said if you take fish out of the oceans, it leaves more food for jellyfish. The jellyfish here are known as Pelagia noctiluca, the mauve stinger. Courtesy of Stefano Piraino/MED-JELLYRISK hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Stefano Piraino/MED-JELLYRISK

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor