A woman and child walk past a billboard that promotes having girls last July. In India, there are far fewer girls born each year than boys. Some families use ultrasound technology to determine the gender of fetuses and then abort the females.
A Reluctant Princess Bride: Marie de Mezieres (Melanie Thierry) is married off to a young prince when she is just 16 years old. But she is haunted by her childhood love, Duke Henri de Guise (Gaspard Ulliel, above). French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier doesn't often tell love stories, but The Princess of Montpensier is an exception.
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Spencer Tracy (left) and Katharine Hepburn first appeared alongside one another in 1942's Woman Of The Year, setting off an on-screen relationship that lasted almost three decades.
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Ali Tarhouni, who is finance and oil minister for the Libyan opposition's National Transitional Council, speaks to the media in Benghazi on April 1. Tarhouni spoke to NPR on Thursday about his daring clandestine trip to bring money and moral support to the besieged city of Misrata.
Workers clean oil leftover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month at Perdido Key State Park in Pensacola, Fla. The state has until April 20 to decide whether to join a lawsuit to recoup economic damages.
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Seafood samples are placed in Pyrex dishes to await sensory analysis. Inspectors will sniff for the slightest whiff of oil. Samples are also cooked for a taste test to detect any problems.