Russian political activists Nadya Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alyokhina, center left, of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot, join Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., far left, the chairman of the Helsinki Commission, in seeking action to stop violations of human rights by pro-Russian militants in the Ukraine region, at the Capitol in Washington.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. Two of President Barack Obama’s closest first-term advisers will soon spill insider details on the administration’s handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White House’s cautious response to the Syrian civil war and the genesis of clandestine talks with Iran.
Mango, a 19-year-old male Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center`s animal hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel. The 250 kilogram (550 pound) Syrian brown bear is going into surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back after it was discovered in an x-ray.