Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress in July that the Fed was ready to act if the economy weakened. On Tuesday, the Fed announced it was prepared to keep interest rates low until at least mid-2013.
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Khasrat and Qadar Gul struggle to reconcile their cleric's teachings against contraception with husband Qadar's desire not to father more children. "We are poor and cannot afford a bigger family," Qadar Gul says.
A Somali father sits with his daughter at the head of the line at a refugee camp registration center in Dabaab in northeastern Kenya, Aug. 2, 2011. International aid agencies are struggling to bring in more supplies to drought-stricken Somalia and neighboring Kenya.
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Siami, a curtain-maker who goes by one name, is mother of Alifah Achmad Maulana. Neighbors hounded the family out of their village outside Surabaya, Indonesia, after she complained about cheating on the national high school entrance exam at the village public school.
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522: LarghettoMidori / Pinchas Zukerman / Saint Pual Chamber Orchestra
Police forensic officers work at the scene where three people were killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, England.
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Joe Raben harvests corn on land he farms with his father and uncle Oct. 4, 2008, near Carmi, Ill. Some farmers say technological improvements and farming mechanization, not subsidies, are responsible for increased output.
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