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Michelangelo's Ugliest Drawing May Not Be His

Michelangelo's portrait of Cleopatra holding an asp to her breast has been celebrated as an ideal Renaissance composition of an idealized woman.
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AP PHOTOS: Images of Good Friday around the world

Christians in Good Friday processions the world over bear crosses, wounds and prayers over a few blocks or many miles to reenact Jesus' suffering on the path to crucifixion. At the Vatican, Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica. Hundreds of Christians stream through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City toward the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion....
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Shopping for New Year in Iran

TEHRAN, March 11 (MNA) – Although sanctions have created pressures on the lives of ordinary Iranians, but people of Iran based on their ancient tradition, have began shopping for the Persian New Year-Norooz- which is on the 21st of March....
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Venezuela mourns Hugo Chavez

A sea of sobbing, heartbroken humanity jammed Venezuela's main military academy on March 8 for one final glimpse at Hugo Chavez, some waiting 10 hours under the twinkling stars and the searing Caribbean sun to file past his coffin. ...
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Titanic II: Clive Palmer Unveils Replica Plans

Titanic II will be a "ship of peace" and a "financial bonanza", the Australian billionaire behind an audacious project to build a replica of the famous cruise liner has said....
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Swedish photographer wins World Press Photo award

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo award Friday for newspaper Dagens Nyheter with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli missile strike being carried to their funeral....
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Anniversary of Islamic Revolution victory rallies- 1

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) – The anniversary was hled today morning with Ahmadinejad's address, and wide participation by people in Tehran....
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Rare snowstorm blankets Jerusalem

The Holy City of Jerusalem has been covered in a brilliant white blanket after the worst snowstorm in 20 years. Schools and highways have been closed as Israel and much of the surrounding region has been hit by five days of rain, wind and snow and temperatures have dipped below freezing....
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A Space Shuttle on the Streets of Los Angeles

The space shuttle Endeavour is on its last mission today, a 12-mile creep through Los Angeles city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier....
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'Younger Mona Lisa' to go on display

A younger vision of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" will be presented in Geneva on Sept. 27 with the suggestion that it is the original version of what has been called the world's most famous painting....
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