A museum employee looked at John Martin's recently restored <em>The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum</em>, at the Tate Britain in central London on Monday (Sept. 19, 2011).
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"A painting considered beyond repair after being submerged in filthy floodwater when the Thames breached its banks in 1928 will be seen in something approaching its wild and lurid former glory on Tuesday when it goes on public display for the first time in a century," The Guardian writes.
President Barack Obama describes his plan to reduce the deficit in remarks delivered Monday in the White House Rose Garden.
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President Obama's plan to cut the deficit doesn't exactly spare Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs. But he also doesn't propose the sweeping sorts of changes envisioned by House Republicans earlier this year.
More than 300 Syrian dissidents met near Damascus on Sunday, and afterward they held a news conference and called for more protests to oust President Bashar Assad's government. From left: Rajaa Nasser, Hussein Awdat, Hassan Abdul Azim, Saleh Mohammed and Samir Aita.
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Footage from a YouTube video shows what Syrian activists said was a protest against President Assad's government in the Damascus suburb of Douma on Friday.
Black Freedmen, who are descended from the slaves of Cherokee Indians, protest their expulsion on Sept. 2 outside a regional Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Muskogee, Okla. Marilyn Vann, in pink, is the president of the Descendants of Freedmen Association.
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Supporters of Chad Smith take part in the Cherokee National Holiday parade on Sept. 3 in Tahlequah, Okla., the heart of Cherokee country, on Labor Day weekend. Smith was tribal chief from 1999 until earlier this year. He is hoping to win re-election later this month. The federal government says it won't recognize the election results.
Every September, the Cherokee Nation celebrates its national holiday. The holiday marks the signing of its first constitution after the Trail of Tears in 1839. The main event, a big parade, features traditional Cherokee music, colorful floats and people singing and dancing in traditional garb.
The holiday draws tens of thousands of people to Tahlequah, Okla., the heart of the Cherokee Nation. But this year it was marked by controversy and protests.