Rice farmers in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, harvest their crop in 2008. When the rice crisis hit, Thai government officials started talking about setting up a cartel of rice exporters, similar to OPEC.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions in July about his policy regarding the new federal health care law. During his campaign for the governor's office last year, he said: "What we'll do in Kansas is we'll do what we're required to do, but we're gonna fight it all the way."
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that both parties need to "tone it down." The Republican says he doesn't believe you need to have a voter ID to "provide for voter security."
At the University of California, Davis test vineyard, researchers grow familiar grapes like chardonnay and pinot noir, and some unfamiliar ones like Nero d'Avola and Negroamaro.
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President Obama shakes hands with members of the audience Wednesday after speaking in front of the Key Bridge, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He urged Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act.
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A fishing boat washed ashore by the tsunami that hit Japan March 11 sits in the deserted port area in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, in September. Residents of Kesennuma are now trying to rebuild their town from scratch.
Indian students pose with the supercheap Aakash tablet computers, which they received during the Oct. 5 product launch in New Delhi. The Indian government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to college students across India at a subsidized price of $35.