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The eerie mystique of Alcatraz (above) draws in filmmakers and visitors alike. A tour includes one of the cells portrayed in “Escape from Alcatraz,” with the concrete chipped away behind the vent. At Fort Point (left), the Golden Gate Bridge emerges from the mist — even after having been blown up countless times by Hollywood. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.