Haji Gul Nazim shows how he was able to wash off voter registration ink from his finger. To vote in Afghanistan, each voter presents and identification card and dips his finger in a bottle of indelible ink. If the ink washes off, voters might then be able to vote again -- using bogus identification cards.
Hand-holding causes levels of the stress hormone cortisol to drop, says Matt Hertenstein, an experimental psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana. This couple joined hands while protesting offshore oil drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill during a Hands Across the Sand event in Gulfport, Miss.
A bad harvest and fires in Russia have caused U.S. wheat prices to jump nearly 50 percent in recent months. Bakeries and other businesses are facing higher costs.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America
Republican Reps. Paul Ryan (left), Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday. Together, they make up the top brass of the Republican "Young Guns."
William B. Plowman/NBC NewsWire/AP
Near the border village of Panmunjom on Wednesday, South Korean kindergartners look at North Korea through a barbed-wire fence decorated with messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas.