The Bataclan concert hall in Paris was the scene of carnage during November's terrorist attack. The lifesaving actions that night by Didi, a security guard of North African descent, have only recently become known. Survivors say he may have helped save 400 to 500 people. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For the first time since their churches split in the 11th century, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill will meet in person. They're seen here in photos from earlier this year. Ivan Sekretarev/Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Journalists work outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012. A U.N. panel says he deserves compensation for being arbitrarily detained. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian businessman Ebrahim Pourfaraj in front of 240-foot deep construction site for what he says will be Iran's biggest hotel. Pourfaraj is betting big that the lifting of sanctions will open Iran's economy to the world after years of limited contact. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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