Iraq's leadership is signaling that it wants the U.S. military out of the country by the end of 2011. Here, members of the U.S. 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, walk toward a C-17 aircraft in Baghdad before returning home to Fort Stewart, Ga., in November.
The Palace of Versailles, west of Paris, will have its Hotel du Grand Controle, the traditional home of the chateau's treasurers, converted into a luxury hotel as part of a plan to pay for renovations at some of France's historic buildings.
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The sun sets over a stretch of the skyline in Mumbai, India, where writer Anand Giridharadas worked as a management consultant after he graduated from college. "I grew up with only a faint idea that another country was also somehow mine," Giridharadas writes of his upbringing in America. "My notion of it was never based on India's history or traditions, its long civilizational parade; it was a first-generation idea of a place in our shared past, nostalgically shared but blessedly past."
A massive 2007 cyberassault, traced to Russia, highlighted the need for Estonia to set up a Cyber Defense League, a force of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers who in wartime would function under a unified military command.