Pope Benedict XVI mounts the saluting stand next to King Juan Carlos, right, and Queen Sofia of Spain Juan Carlos as he arrives at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, Thursday Aug. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
This is one of 18 online parody postcards from the Republican National Committee to chide President Obama for taking a vacation and his destination choice. More than 30,000 were sent within the first few hours of their availability. (Courtesy Republican National Committee)
Albrecht Gero Muth has often donned a military costume and claimed to be a secret agent and Iraqi army general. Mr. Muth, 47, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Viola Herms Drath. (Mai Photo News Agency)
Obama for America campaign staffers work at headquarters, a 55,000-square-foot office in a high-rise in downtown Chicago. Specialists in digital media work side by side with field operators, Web designers and phone-bank volunteers. The integration of employees with digital expertise together with more traditional political campaign staff is now standard operating procedure. (Dave Boyer/The Washington Times)
A demonstrator shouts slogans against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid on Wednesday. The pope is due to arrive Thursday to celebrate World Youth Day, and thousands of protesters railing against his visit marched through central Madrid.