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Minneapolis rally to support the people of Baltimore

The perceptions of human rights in the U.S. and abroad.

Protesters in Ferguson, MO.

Seib weighs in on "the U.S. Image Problem." 

Austerity or not, August is vacation time in Europe. As the continent's political leadership joins millions of citizens heading to the beaches, however, the tough economic times mean most are taking care to ensure their holidays look humble. Tropical beaches and hanging with billionaire buddies are out, stay-cations and low-cost flights are in as politicians take the ritz out of the recess.

A look back at 2011.