Given what Secretary of State John Kerry called “undeniable” evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against its own citizens, “there has to be a response” from the United States, said White House spokesman Jay Carney. Carney said the public will hear the decision as soon as President Obama has made it, and he emphasized that all options are open–except boots on the ground.
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Brazil June 17, 2013
1. A military police officer pepper sprays a protester during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, June 17, 2013. (Victor R. Caivano/AP)
2. Protestors are reflected on the glass of a building, left, as they march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protests in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, set off by a 10-cent hike in public transport fares, have clearly moved beyond that issue to tap into widespread frustration in Brazil about a heavy tax burden, politicians widely viewed as corrupt and woeful public education, health and transport systems and come as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament and prepares for next month’s papal visit. (Felipe Dana/AP)
3. Demonstrators march in Rio de Janeiro downtown on June 17, 2013, against higher public transportation fares and the use of public funds to disrupt international football tournaments. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)
4. Demonstrators face riot police during one of the many protests around Brazil’s major cities in Belo Horizonte June 17, 2013. (Pedro Vilela/Reuters)
5. Demonstrators shout anti-government slogans behind a banner during one of many protests around Brazil’s major cities in Sao Paulo June 17, 2013. (Alex Almeida/Reuters)
6. A demonstrator shouts at police during a protests in front of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Eraldo Peres/AP)
7. Policemen arrest students during a protest at the National Congress, on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)
8. A demonstrator argues with police during a protest against the Confederation’s Cup and the government of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia June 17, 2013. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)
9. Protestors march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 17, 2013. (Felipe Dana/AP)
10. A demonstrator waves a Brazilian flag by a burning a car in downtown Rio de Janeiro June 17, 2013. (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
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Palestinians make world’s largest embroidered dress
(AFP) – Oct 25, 2009
HEBRON, West Bank — Palestinians in the West Bank town of Hebron on Sunday unveiled what they believe is the largest embroidered dress ever sewn, in a bid to promote their local handicrafts.
Around 150 women helped make the dress, measuring 32.6 metres (35.6 yards) long and 18.1 metres (19.8 yards) wide, which took four months to complete, according to the Palestinian Children’s Home, the local organisation behind the project.
Palestinian officials were on hand for the official unveiling of the gown, which project organisers hope will secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and spark international interest in Palestinian handicrafts.
Women living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank have increasingly turned to traditional handicrafts as a source of income in recent years as Israeli restrictions put in place during the 2000 Palestinian uprising have curtailed economic growth and contributed to high unemployment.
Istanbul June 14, 2013
1. A riot policeman stands guard in front of vehicles at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 14, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
2. A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul on June 14, 2013. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)
3. Protesters hold hands to isolate an area for others to attend prayers in Taksim Square on June 14, 2013. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)
4. Pianist Davide Martello of Germany (red) is surrounded by anti-government protesters as he performs at Taksim Square in central Istanbul June 14, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
5. A Gezi Park demonstrator sleeps in front of riot police vehicles at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 14, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
6. People light candles in victims’ memory of recent protests with signs of the names of the dead and wounded demonstrators at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 14, 2013. (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)
7. A demonstrator sleeps on the top of a public bus kiosk in front of Gezi Park at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 14, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
8. Anti-government protesters hold a plastic sheet over German pianist Davide Martello to protect him from the heavy rain as he performs in Istanbul’s Taksim Square early June 15, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)
9. People light candles for the victims of the protests at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, early June 15, 2013. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)