This shot shows two child brides in rural Yemen with their husbands. Tahani, the girl in pink, is eight; her husband Majed is 27. Ghada, in green, is also eight, while her husband Saltan is 33. -- Child marriage is not an inevitable outcome of poverty. It is a practice bolstered by cultural attitudes, religious beliefs and scripture, and problematic laws.
Tucker Kennedy, 11, and Bella Rossborough, 10, both students at Sea Road Elementary School in Kennebunk, are leading a drive to discourage the use of plastic shopping bags in town through an ordinance that, if it makes the June ballot and is adopted, would assess a 5-cent fee, per bag (Duke Harrington photo)