Switzerland's ski jumping World Cup overall leader Simon Ammann speeds down the ski jump during the practice for the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 28, 2009. [Agencies]
As a member of an uppercrust Nigerian family, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received the best schooling, from the elite British International School in West Africa to the vaunted University College London.
The fallow plots of farmland on the edge of the artists' village of Songzhuang are a symbol of Chinese contemporary art's recent boom and bust cycle.
Lady Gaga performs at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 23, 2009 in Los Angeles.
Rihanna shops at Saks Fifth Ave on December 22,2009 in Beverly Hills.
The Afghan war will come to its 10 years old in 2010 since it began in 2001. What is its result?