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Queen Sails Through Diamond Jubilee

Hundreds of thousands crowded the banks of the Thames Sunday to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II leading a flotilla of a thousand boats to mark her 60-year reign.

'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand

Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.

'Theater' On The Thames Marks Queen's 60 Years

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.

Defense Secretary Panetta Visits Vietnam

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.

'Napalm Girl': An Iconic Image Of War Turns 40

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.

Many See Politics, Not Justice, In Mubarak Verdict

Crowds erupted with joy and anger Saturday after Egypt's former president was sentenced to life in prison for his role in protesters' deaths. Many Egyptians hoped Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister would face harsher sentences.