Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves to supporters from a balcony inside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires. Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years after the failure of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.
Fidel Castro striking his famous pose. Arrested and jailed for opposing an oppressive, US-backed regime, he led a revolution and maintained power in Cuba for 50 years. He survived hundreds of assassination attempts and 9 US presidents.