"The world is looking at Germany, whether we are strong enough to accept responsibility for the biggest crisis since World War II."
- ANGELA MERKELChancellor of Germany, arguing before Parliament in Berlin that it is Germany's responsibility to assume the risk of a Eurozone bailout
"We will examine every grain of sand. Please be patient a little longer. I prayed from my heart for the souls who died here."
- NAOTO KAN,Japanese Prime Minister, during a visit to the World War II battlefield of Iwo Jima; Kan aims to find the 12,000-plus fallen Japanese soldiers whose bodies have yet to be recovered from the island
"Development since World War II has been centered on the car, and that will have to change.
- DAVID GOLDBERGof the sustainable-travel lobby Transportation for America, imagining a world without suburbs
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