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    2013-07-01

    The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

    President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

    2012-12-28

      Historic Inaugurations
    Historic Inaugurations

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...

    2012-06-18

    Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

    Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

    2012-04-02

      Evolving Media and a Free Press
    Evolving Media and a Free Press

    Take a look at developments in media technology since the 18th century and how they were put to use by reporters enjoying freedom of the press.

    2012-04-02

      25-Year Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian Partnership
    25-Year Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian Partnership

    In 2012, the United States and Mongolia are marking 25 years of partnership. See some historic photos demonstrating some of the high points of the relatio...

    2012-03-13

      Women War Correspondents
    Women War Correspondents

    The 20th century saw women come into their own as war correspondents, but not without struggle for a place beside the men. World War II offered new opport...

    2011-12-28

      Thoughts on Human Rights
    Thoughts on Human Rights

    The importance the world community now attaches to human rights has evolved over the centuries, built on the thoughts and words of philosophers, statesmen ...

    2011-12-27

      Great Moments in American Media Satire
    Great Moments in American Media Satire

    Who says journalists have to abandon their sense of humor? See how the American press for decades has used satire — ranging from hoaxes to excessive sarcas...

    2011-10-31

    Political Groundbreakers

    People have been breaking new ground in American politics from the early days of the United States, paving the way for more citizens to get involved in pol...

    2011-10-31

    Key Dates in U.S. Voting Rights

    In the early years of the United States, the right to vote was limited. Over the two centuries since then, voting has expanded as more and more people gain...

    2011-10-19

    The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    The movement to achieve civil rights for African Americans is featured in a series of historic photographs.

    2011-10-19

    Significant Moments in Dissent Against Government

    A look at important acts of dissent against government policies throughout history.

    2011-08-26

      Vice President Biden Travels to Asia
    Vice President Biden Travels to Asia

    Vice President Biden enjoyed his trip through China, Mongolia and Japan this week, as is clear in these photos that show him interacting with politicians, ...

    2011-06-30

      How Have You Used Your Education to Help Others?
    How Have You Used Your Education to Help Others?

    Successful women in America answer the question “How have you used your education to help others?”

    2011-04-11

      Aboriginal Art Makes Impression in America
    Aboriginal Art Makes Impression in America

    Australian radio host and cultural exchange participant Craig Huth presented art from the Biripi and Worimi peoples of Taree, New South Wales, Australia, a...

    2011-03-31

      Picturing the Diversity of the Muslim World
    Picturing the Diversity of the Muslim World

    U.S. photographer Derek Brown, whose work has been featured in The Economist and other major publications, traveled to 28 countries for more than 18 months...

    2011-03-29

      The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
    The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality and social justice in the United States. On the 25th anniversary o...

    2011-02-09

      Civil Society Upholds Democracies
    Civil Society Upholds Democracies

    Learn about civil society and its role in protecting human rights and strengthening democracies through this photo gallery.

    2009-10-15

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Part 3

    In December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a bulwark against oppression and discrimination. Find out more a...

    2009-10-15

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Part 2

    This is the second of three photo galleries on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. This photo galler...

    2009-10-15

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Part 1

    In December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a bulwark against oppression and discrimination. Find out more a...

    2008-11-03

    Evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    How did the Universal Declaration of Human Rights come to be? And what does it mean today?