In the worst day of violence since the July 3 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, hundreds of people were killed today as Egyptian forces cleared two pro-Morsi sites.
Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei has resigned and the interim government has declared a state of emergency.
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Rainstorms, that are said to be the worst in decades, have devastated areas of southwest China. Floodwaters have wiped away villages, caused landslides, and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. There have been at least 50 deaths and many people are still missing.
There are some who believe it’s the red carpet because of the (nearly) bloody battles between photographers for the best position, the best angle, that split-second that will make their image stand out from all the others. Sharp elbows and sharper tongues are the background music for the drama that plays out on the stage of cinema and stardom.