Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan, shown here in Ankara on Sept. 8, began a tour of the "Arab Spring" countries on Monday. He's visiting Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, where authoritarian rulers have been ousted this year.
Musicians and other Libyans who once dared not express themselves are finding a new outlet on the country's newly freed radio stations. Shown here, a recent day at the studios of Radio Libya — once a state-run station — in Tripoli.
President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and teachers, veterans, construction workers, police officers and firefighters, introduces the American Jobs Act in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.
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A worker sweeps in front of a Bank of America branch in Chicago. On Monday, the bank announced plans to lay off 30,000 employees, or about 10 percent of its staff, over the next few years.
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Workers decontaminate the roof of a kindergarten about 12 miles from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan last month. Several hundred Japanese seniors have volunteered to take part in the cleanup effort.
David Protess, shown in 2009, is no longer with Northwestern University. But he led the Medill Innocence Project when students discovered evidence questioning the guilt of Anthony McKinney, jailed since 1978. The judge in the case has ruled that the students weren't acting as journalists, protected by the Illinois reporter's privilege law, but as investigators for the defense.
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Democrat Jesus Garcia, of Chicago's Southwest Side, agrees with the Cook County measure to disregard Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to hold inmates two business days beyond what their criminal cases require.
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Employees work on an oil rig operated by Cuba and China in Havana in April. A Chinese-built rig is expected to begin drilling exploratory wells off Cuba's northwest coast as early as November, raising environmental concerns in the U.S.
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