Afghan President Hamid Karzai, shown here during a press conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Kabul last month, has become increasingly combative toward the U.S. recently.
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Indiana state Rep. Peggy Welsh is one of a few Democrats who occupied her House seat last week when Democrats tried to prevent a vote on a bill that would make Indiana a right-to-work state.
Start Your Engines: With Cadillac's unveiling of the ATS — a compact luxury car — the Detroit automaker put itself in direct competition with BMW's 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz's C-Class.
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Bedford, Mass., on Wednesday, heading for South Carolina. Romney brings momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire, but South Carolina is new terrain — a place where Romney is going to have to appeal to religious conservatives and Tea Party voters.
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Iranian security forces inspect the site where a magnetic bomb attached to a car by a motorcyclist exploded outside a university in Tehran on Wednesday, killing nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.
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A member of Iran's navy participates in a drill on Dec. 28, 2011, in the Sea of Oman. Tehran is threatening to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, in retaliation for new sanctions by the West.
Pope Benedict XVI will travel in March to Cuba, where he's expected to endorse the growing dialogue between the church and the state. Here, an employee from the Rome's Biopark zoo holds a rare Cuban crocodile Wednesday, as he meets the pontiff at the Vatican. The crocodile will be returned to Cuba around the time the pope visits the island.
The Nigerian government removed fuel subsidies, which drove up prices and prompted nationwide strikes this week. Here, a young man protests in front of burning tires in the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday.