Chinese customers shop in the produce section of a supermarket in Beijing in December. Domestic food prices soared in 2010, driving inflation to a two-year high of 5.1 percent.
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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (middle), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (left) and Police Commission President John Mack detail the city's crime figures, the lowest in four decades.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico last April. An excerpt of a presidential commission's probe into the rig explosion says risky decisions contributed to the disaster.