Our sixth annual special issue featuring FP's 100 leading Global Thinkers.
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund on her frustrations with Congress, how the IMF saved Ukraine, and why her institution is poised to be more relevant than ever.
Packed on the roofs of buses and trucks, Muslims return from a three-day religious gathering in Raiwind -- a town in the Punjab region of Pakistan, on Nov. 8, 2009.
Early morning traffic across the Jialing River on the Hua Yuan Bridge in Chongqing, China on July 28.
Below the Manila Railway Transit train along the main road of Epifanio de los Santos commuters inch a long in a row of buses on Jan. 21.
While attempting to evacuate Nowshera, Pakistan, in advance of the flood waters, a family is waylaid in traffic as other residents block the road in pursuit of relief supplies on Aug. 2.
Traffic is slowed by major renovation work in Shanghai's historic Bund on March 25, 2008.
A huge traffic jam back up on the Departementale 5 road near Cayenne due to the closure of the Larivot Bridge, in French Guiana on Nov. 30, 2009.
A donkey, motorcycle, and a van make for crossroad chaos in the alleyways of the Old City, on Feb. 15, 2008 in Lahore, Pakistan.
A man smokes a cigarette as he surveys a traffic jam from his car in central Baghdad on Aug. 26, 2007.
Nighttime traffic creeps along on a motorway near Brussels, after a day of strikes and demonstrations by transport and postal workers in Belgium, on Oct. 6, 2008.
Taxi drivers wait for arriving passengers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Nov. 12, 2008.
Cars funnel into merging lanes in Cairo a few days before the start of the school year and beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on Sept. 10, 2007.
Residents of Nowshera, Pakistan flee rising flood waters, while others wait in traffic on Aug. 2, 2010.
An officer of the State Traffic Management Agency directs cars and pedestrians in Lagos on Dec. 21, 2009.
The chaos of traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 22.
A Darfuri woman and her daughter beg for money along the line of cars stuck in a traffic jam, in Khartoum, Sudan on Feb. 26, 2008.
A fender-bender slows traffic during the evening rush hour in Beijing, China on Dec. 18, 2009.
Bicycling in the dark in Douma, Syria; moving Hamburg's swans to their winter home; and…
Protests in Mexico City; skinny-dipping in Chonqing; and chess in Kuala Lumpur.
Shiites mark Ashura; Russian soldiers prepare for a parade; and a debutante ball in…
This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.
A smaller atomic arsenal isn't just wishful thinking -- it's bad strategy.
A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.
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