The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a loose federation of seven states formed in 1971, following independence from Britain, each with its own ruler. Local Sheikhs retain considerable power over their own regions, including control over oil and gas reserves.
Watch an audio slideshow featuring photographs of the master plan for Ras al-Khaimah's new capital city from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The firm won the competition to execute HH Sheikh Saud's dream of a new self-sustaining financial center in the emirate.
This photo essay chronicles some of the most exceptional Cuban revolution posters from the 1960s through the 1980s, showcasing the vivid imagery, graphic wit, and propaganda slogans of the time.
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