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Top World News Stories of 2012
The year 2012 had some unforgettable headlines with stories ranging from massacres to the re-election of a president. Here are the top world news stories in this busy news year.

Leaders in the Arab Spring Era
Old autocrats fell, new rulers sprang forth, and everyday citizens were instrumental in bringing about change. Here are some of those names associated with the Arab Spring.

World's Worst Mass Shootings
Learn about the killers who have terrorized their communities and captured international headlines by going on shooting rampages.

Crime in World News
It's a phenomenon that knows no country, a problem that plagues every culture and region of the world: crime. Here are some of the crimes -- and crimefighters -- that have made international news.

Top World News Stories of 2011
The year 2011 rocked the headlines with stories that will forever change the course of history. Here are the top world news stories in this busy news year.

An Arab Spring Postmortem
One man's self-immolation in protest of how he was being treated by his government led to a wave of rebellion across North Africa and the Middle East. Here's how the Arab Spring has played out.

World's Deadliest Air Show Accidents
Air shows are an amazing way to see aeronautical talent of pilots maneuvering the greatest historical aircraft and the newest technology. Sometimes, though, these days of family fun have turned into horrible tragedy when accidents occur. Here are the worst of those air show incidents.

The Six Wives of Osama bin Laden
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was gunned down by U.S. forces in Pakistan at the age of 54 on May 2, 2011. His youngest wife, a Yemeni woman, was hiding with him in the Abbottabad compound. Here is a rundown of the terror leader's wives.

Top World News Stories of 2010
A roundup of the top news stories that stole the headlines in 2010.

Members of the British Royal Family
A guide to the House of Windsor.

Top World News Stories of the 2000s
The news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters.

Greek Debt Crisis Timeline
Greece is caught in a destructive cycle of debt that is met by new, violent rioting every time legislators attempt austerity measures to keep the country afloat. But just how did the Greek debt crisis get this bad? Here's a timeline of key moments in the crisis.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 8.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 5.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 3.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 2.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 6.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 7.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol. Page 4.

Wanted for the Rwandan Genocide
These suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives in just a few months, are still wanted and being sought by Interpol.

Countries with Highest Rates of Homicide, Murder (2011)
In October 2011, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development released a report studying annual violent death rates around the world from 2004 through 2009, and ranked the most violent countries based on the average rates. The study found that a quarter of all violent deaths happen in just 14 countries. Here are the top 10 countries on the list, with background on what contributes to each nation's high murder rate.

Kenji Nagai - Japanese Journalist Killed in Myanmar
Dedicated correspondent becomes the story as his shooting emphasizes the brutality of the Myanmar crackdowns.

Understanding the Palestinian and Israeli Conflict
How did the conflict in the Middle East begin, and what is the future for Israel and the Palestinian Authority? Page 2.

Arab-Israeli Conflict: History and Current Status
How did the conflict in the Middle East begin, and what is the future for Israel and the Palestinian Authority?

Greece Austerity Protests - Riots and Strike in Greece
In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police. Page 8.

Greece Austerity Protests - Riots and Strike in Greece
In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police. Page 6.

Greece Austerity Protests - Riots and Strike in Greece
In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police. Page 2.

Greece Austerity Protests - Riots and Strike in Greece
In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 8.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 2.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 4.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 5.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 7.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 3.

Sudan Referendum - South Sudan Vote - Secession Vote
From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event. Page 6.

What Is Causing Pakistan's Flooding?
Pakistan is awash in devastation over the summer 2010 flooding that has killed at least 1,600 and left some 4 million homeless. What is causing the calamity that has surpassed the humanitarian aid scope of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Pakistan's 2005 earthquake and the 2010 Haiti quake?

World's Worst Avalanches - Buried Alive
The majestic mountains and cliffs of the Earth's surface can break free and become deadly torrents of mud, rock or ice. Here are the world's worst avalanches.

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Why Is There Conflict Between Tutsis and Hutus?
The origins of conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples.

The History of Hutu and Tutsi Conflicts
A history of conflict between the two ethnicities at the center of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Ebola - About the Ebola Virus
The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, where it was first recognized in 1976. Since then, Ebola hemorrhagic fever - a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates - has appeared sporadically.

Why Are There Two Congos in Africa?
Why two countries in Africa both share the name Congo.

Nelson Mandela - Biography and Profile
A profile of the ANC leader and former president of South Africa.

How many U.S. presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize
President Barack Obama is the Nobel Peace Prize recipient for 2009. See how often U.S. presidents have taken home this honor.

Information on the British Tabloids
Sleaze is the story of the day in a country where the gossip papers are king.

South Africa - History and Overview
A profile and fact sheet of the country of South Africa, with population figures, national symbols and a brief history, plus links.

Apartheid: Definition - World News Glossary
Apartheid defined in the World News glossary.

Is It the Country of Burma or Myanmar?
The military junta's name change of the country doesn't sit well with everyone internationally.

2010 Winter Olympic Medals - Medal Count By Country
The medal count for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, by country and types of medals won.

World Cup Winners - Which Soccer Teams Have Won?
A roundup of which countries have won the World Cup over the soccer tournament's history.

The Deadliest Tsunamis in History
When an ocean or other body of water experiences a displacement of water due to an earthquake, volcano, underwater explosion, or other altering event, giant deadly waves can rocket toward shore. Here are the worst tsunamis in history.

World's Worst Mining Disasters
Mining has always been a risky occupation, especially in developing nations and countries with lax safety standards. Here are the deadliest mine accidents in the world.

List of World's Most Deadliest Tornadoes
A funnel cloud touching down can pack brutal winds that not only rip away structures but take precious lives. Here are the worst tornadoes on record.

Simon Wiesenthal Center's Most Wanted Nazis Profiles
The Simon Wiesenthal Center updated its list of most wanted Nazis on April 1, 2008. Find their profiles here.

World News on About.com: Latest Issues and Analysis
Catch up on what's happening in the world today with in-depth analysis, trending news, opinion and perspectives on global events.

What Is the Taliban? - Definition
Taliban defined in the World News glossary.

Who Are the Peshmerga?
The term peshmerga is explained in the World News glossary.

What Does Hugo Chavez Mean by a Bolivarian Revolution?
A primer on the philosophy by which Venezuela's ruler governs and wants to spread to other Latin American nations.

The 12th Imam: The Mahdi and Iran Today
The president of Iran has wished aloud for the arrival of the 12th imam, who would come forth in a time of world turmoil. Why does this belief frighten many Iran-watchers?

Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia
Much attention has been drawn to the plight of women in Saudi Arabia thanks to both social media campaigns waged in order to attain greater rights and by King Abdullah's efforts to buck the more conservative religious elements by incrementally allowing women more rights. But what is women's place in Saudi society as deemed by law and custom?

Pope Francis First Easter Address - Vatican Mass
Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope March 13, 2013, and took the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi. The successor to Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in a new era of humility at the 2,000-year-old Church, and has stressed to the ordained that a return to the basics of the faith is needed. Here is the message Pope Francis delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on his first Easter as pontiff on March 31, 2013.

What Is the IMF, or International Monetary Fund?
IMF defined in the World News glossary.

Is It Iranian or Persian? - World News Q & A
Iranian and Persian are often used interchangeably to describe people from Iran, but which is correct?

Political Parties and Representation in Russia
In its post-Soviet Union days, Russia has drawn criticism for a tightly controlled political process in which there's little room for opposition parties. Here is how the political landscape looks in Russia.

Top 10 Stories to Watch in 2012 - News Stories of 2012
2011 was a busy news year, with headlines packed with globe-altering events. What are the big stories to keep an eye on headed into 2012?

Biography of Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
A profile of the president of Zimbabwe.

What the Suffix 'Stan' Means in the Names of Countries
Why there are all those countries with the suffix

President Obama's Victory Speech - Obama Elected to Four More Years
On Nov. 6, 2012, after a hard-fought campaign against Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected to another four-year term in the White House. Here is his victory speech delivered from Chicago that night.

President Obama's Victory Speech - Obama Elected to Four More Years
On Nov. 6, 2012, after a hard-fought campaign against Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected to another four-year term in the White House. Here is his victory speech delivered from Chicago that night. Page 2.

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) - Definition
The function of NGOs can vary widely, from service organizations to human-rights advocacy and relief groups.

Famous Speeches of the 2000s - Key Address in the New Century
From war to the halls of peace, here are some well-known speeches from the early 21st century.

The Munich 11 - Who Were the Munich 11?
Eleven athletes and coaches in the 30-member Israeli delegation were killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich by Palestinian terrorists belonging to a group called Black September.

About Afghanistan - News from Afghanistan
This ancient stop on the Silk Road has been embroiled in conflict since the 2001 ouster of the Taliban by international coalition forces. Learn about the Afghanistan as it faces hurdles to build a country that embraces human rights and won't be vulnerable to extremist takeover again.

Prominent Women in Afghanistan - Women Leaders in Afghanistan
After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghan women slowly came out from under the burqa and seized a greater role in society. But there have been challenges in the traditional patriarchal society as extremists try to keep girls from getting an education and a female contestant dancing on a televised singing competition nearly created a national scandal. In the face of these hurdles brave women have risen to try to make life better for all Afghans.

Nuclear Powers - Which Countries Have Nuclear Weapons
The UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was entered into force in 1970 to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology and promote collaborative efforts in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes only. Atomic weapons have only been used twice in warfare -- the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II -- but the Cold War and scientific advancement raised alarm about how such weapons could be used in the future. Five states party to the treaty are confirmed to have nuclear weapons and others are believed to possess them or have conducted nuclear tests.

The Rule of Hugo Chavez - Hugo Chavez's Venezuela Presidency
Hugo Chavez has ruled Venezuela since 1999, aiming to put into place his dreams of a Bolivarian revolution and infuriating critics with his curbs on press freedom and free enterprise. With the shadowy revelation in 2011 of his treatment for cancer, speculation has been growing about what could happen in a post-Chavez Venezuela. Here's where Chavez has taken the country over more than a decade.

Dictators, Autocrats and Theocrats - World Leaders Who Rule with a Heavy Hand
Some are still in power (and seek more), some have been toppled, some are no longer living. All have ruled with a heavy hand and suppressed the rights of their people to further the goal of what they think is the correct way to govern.

Crimes Against Humanity - War Crimes and More
Crimes against humanity

Country Profiles - Learn About World News Nations
Take a trip around the globe and learn more about some of the countries making the headlines in world news content.

Monarchies - Royalty Around the World
Many countries around the world still have a monarchy, whether functional or mostly ceremonial. Here are some of the houses of royalty around the globe.

World's Worst Cruise Ship Disasters - Worst Passenger Ship Disasters
People around the world have long taken to the seas for transportation and, more so in recent days, for pleasure cruising. But no sea voyage is without risk. Here are the worst tragedies to befall passenger ships.

Women in World News
Learn more about many of the powerful women making headlines in the world, and about the women's issues being brought to the forefront.

World's Worst Natural Disasters
Mother Nature has dealt the deadliest blows around the globe with these tragic disasters.

World's Worst Earthquakes
A ranking of the strongest, most devastating temblors in the world.

World's Worst Hurricanes - Worst Hurricanes and Cyclones
The powerful storms that have shaken the globe.

World's Worst Wildfires - A List of the Worst Wildfires
Whether sparked by Mother Nature or by the carelessness or maliciousness of man, these fires have ripped across the Earth with alarming ferocity and deadly consequences.

Zimbabwe News - The Headlines from Zimbabwe
A roundup of the latest headlines out of Zimbabwe.

Freedom Fighters - Profiles of Those Who Labor for Freedom
Here are profiles of those who have labored for the causes of freedom and democracy in their countries.

Arab and Muslim Country Leaders - Leaders in the Islamic World
Profiles of various leaders throughout Arab and Islamic nations, ranging from Northern Africa to the Hindu Kush.

International Atomic Energy Agency - About the IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency was established within the United Nations framework in 1957 as a body to coordinate international cooperation in the nuclear field.

What They're Saying About Cyprus - Reaction to Cyprus Economic Crisis
Starting with exposure to the Greek debt crisis, Cyprus faced a downgrading to junk status and a troubled financial sector. A 10 billion Euro bailout was offered to Cyprus including austerity measures and a directive to close the country's second largest bank while putting levies on uninsured deposits at other banks as well. Protests erupted in Nicosia and outside banks as limits were placed on how much customers could withdraw and take out of the country.

Goodluck Jonathan - Profile of Nigeria President
A profile of the president of Nigeria and commander of the armed forces since 2010, a southern Christian in a country wracked by Islamist insurgent violence.

Mohamed Morsi - Profile of Egyptian President
Egypt's first democratically elected president came to power more than a year after his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, was ousted in Egypt's Arab Spring revolution.

Al Qaeda - A History of Al Qaeda
The terrorist group behind the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., has a history dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Enrique Peña Nieto - Profile of Mexican President
Governor of Mexico state from 2005 to 2011 and president-elect of Mexico, succeeding Felipe Calderon.

Manmohan Singh - Profile of India Prime Minister
An economist and longtime politician with experience as finance minister, minister of railways, minister of external affairs, deputy chairman of the planning commission, and governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Armenian Genocide - About the Controversy
The Armenian Genocide refers to the killing of some 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1915 -- and still ignites impassioned conflict that threatens diplomatic relations to this day.

China and Currency Manipulation - Controversy Over Trade Imbalance - Currency Manipulation Bill
The subject of whether China undervalues its currency to gain a trade advantage on the United States is a longstanding point of contention between Washington and Beijing. What is the controversy?

Garry Kasparov - Profile of Chess Champion
A Russian chess grandmaster who retired from competitive chess in 2005 to focus on political activities and writing.

London Riots 2011 - Why Is There Rioting in London and Beyond
The London summer of 2011 heated up with the eruption of flames and spread of mob violence across the city. But what was behind the eruption of rioting?

Syrian Opposition - Who are the Syrian Opposition
Syrians have spilled out into the streets, risking their lives and sometimes paying with their in the process, to protest the tyrannical rule of Bashar al-Assad. But how is the opposition categorized and characterized, and is there enough organization to avoid a power vacuum if Assad is successfully ousted from office?

Religion and the Law in Pakistan - How Islam Affects the Law
Blasphemy is addressed in Pakistan's penal code, and has been since British colonial laws in the mid 19th-century. The addition of capital punishment or life in prison as a penalty came under hardline Islamist dictator Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.

Malala Yousafzai - Human Rights Activist in Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai, 15, was a longtime foe of the Taliban as an advocate for girls' education in her country's conservative Swat valley. She blogged about her fight, did TV interviews, demonstrated for her rights. Then in October, a Taliban assassin put a bullet through her head and wounded two of her friends as the girls were coming home from school. She survived and is continuing her fight.

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Arab League - About the League of Arab States
A description of the League of Arab States, a voluntary group of countries united mainly by the common language of Arabic and advancing common goals.

Rupert Murdoch Holdings - Murdoch Media Empire
Rupert Murdoch entered the media business with one newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia. The media mogul, ranked as one of the wealthiest, most powerful and influential people in the world, has expanded his empire in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Here are the holdings for the chairman and CEO of News Corporation.

Bhutan: The World's Newest Democracy
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Profile of Iranian President
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Missile Defense Shield - Eastern Europe Missile Defense
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Berlin Wall - 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
On Nov. 9, 2009, thousands of Germans joined dozens of world leaders and heroic figures who helped topple communism in Eastern Europe to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Page 9.

Berlin Wall - 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
On Nov. 9, 2009, thousands of Germans joined dozens of world leaders and heroic figures who helped topple communism in Eastern Europe to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Page 3.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 10.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 2.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 6.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 8.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 3.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 5.

Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Designers in Pakistan
Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- showed a couture, even racy side of a region that makes many think of the hijab or burqa. Page 4.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 4.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 17.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 7.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 12.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 6.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 14.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 8.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 10.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 2.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 16.

The World Reacts to Obama's Victory
On Nov. 4, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama made American history by becoming the first African-American president of the United States. But it wasn't just Americans who were glued to the television screen that night: People around the world were curious if American voters would elect a black man, would elect to change course on foreign policy, or would even just opt for charismatic youth over experience. Here are some images of the world drinking in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Page 18.

Top 10 News Stories of the Decade - Photos of Top World News Stories of the 2000s
Photos of the news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters. Page 4.

Top 10 News Stories of the Decade - Photos of Top World News Stories of the 2000s
Photos of the news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters. Page 10.

Top 10 News Stories of the Decade - Photos of Top World News Stories of the 2000s
Photos of the news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters. Page 2.

Top 10 News Stories of the Decade - Photos of Top World News Stories of the 2000s
Photos of the news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters. Page 9.