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Thursday, May 1

News from around the world in pictures

UK: The Trouble with Mr. Bean.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has seen his initial popularity sink amid a series of gaffes. Now UK voters are set to punish the Mr. Bean of British politics in local elections -- and the knives are also being sharpened within Brown's Labour Party.

Iran:
Iran hates Barbie.
Chic Tribune: "They're working on nukes, they're supporting deadly attacks against Americans in Iraq and our Israeli allies, and now, they insult our toys? This is madness."


Sweden:
'Green woman' offers equal rights at traffic lights

Municipalities will be allowed to choose whether they want to post
the sign with the woman or the man, or both.


Minnesota:

A 3-year-old Red Wing boy has won first prize
in this year's Minnesota Mullet Contest,
and yes, there is such a thing.

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