Thousands of revelers flocked to London for the highlight of four days of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, celebrating her 60th year on the throne. A flotilla of 1,000 boats hadn't been seen in London since 1662.
The queen of England this year marks 60 years on the throne, and Buckingham Palace is coordinating a week of events, including a concert at the palace and a 1,000-boat flotilla along the River Thames. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is on a week-long trip to Asia, with stops in Singapore, Vietnam and India. As NPR's Larry Abramson tells host Rachel Martin, Panetta's trip highlights the Pentagon's new strategic focus on China and the Pacific.
The image of a girl running from her burning village 40 years ago showed the horrors of the Vietnam War to the world. Now, the little girl is grown up, and she's become a lifelong friend of the AP photographer who took the photo.
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