SYRIA, ALEPPO : Syrian opposition fighters guard a post during reported clashes with government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 11, 2014. Aleppo has been effectively divided into regime control in the west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting began there in the middle of 2012. AFP PHOTO / MEDO HALAB
Aleppo still a nightmare.
On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.