A customer displays his ration card as he waits to buy food at a government store in Havana in 2009. The Cuban government has slowly been chipping away at the rations system — and more changes appear to be coming, worrying many Cubans.
Wheat prices spiked this past summer as a record drought and heat wave wreaked havoc on Russia and ruined one fourth of the country's crops. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered a ban on exports of Russian grain. A self-propelled combine harvests a field in a village south of Moscow on Aug. 15.
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Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge for New York state courts, told lawyers that they will have to sign an affidavit and personally vouch for foreclosure documents submitted to the court.
During his six-decade career, Monet created more than 2,000 paintings. Two hundred of them -- including his renderings of London's Houses of Parliament in sun (left) and fog -- are on display at the Grand Palais museum in Paris.
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