In For Colored Girls, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson and Thandie Newton (left to right) play a group of black women struggling to find their place in a harsh world.
Evil Deed: Roxanne Ritchi (left), given voice and sarcasm by Tina Fey, is frequently kidnapped by the self-declared genius villain Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) in his efforts to take over Metro City and antagonize its resident hero.
A fisherman looks at sturgeon lying in a boat on the Volga River near Astrakhan in August 2000. The communities around Astrakhan are struggling as the sturgeon population plummeted during recent decades.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada greets supporters after speaking at a rally held by members of the Hispanic community in Las Vegas on Oct. 16. Reid got about 90 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to a poll of likely voters taken right before the election.
Republican Tim Scott celebrates his victory in a South Carolina House race at an election night party. Scott is the first African-American Republican elected to Congress from the state since Reconstruction.
The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 spewed almost 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, causing worldwide temperatures to drop half a degree on average. Now, scientists are considering mimicking the effect, but there's debate over whether it should be done and who should regulate it.
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In the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Palestinians pass through an Israeli checkpoint on their way to pray in Jerusalem during the holy month of Ramadan in September 2010. Many Israeli leaders view the results of U.S. midterm elections -- and Republican takeover of the House -- favorably. Palestinians are less pleased with the outcome.