The French finance minister is a front-runner to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund. If chosen, Lagarde will be the first woman to run the IMF. Known for being direct, she is one of Europe's most prominent figures in the world of international finance.
“She is enormously impressive, politically astute and a strong personality. At finance meetings all over the world, she is treated practically like a rock star," former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff told The New York Times.
The 25-year-old Afghan journalist is one of few women in the Kabul press corps. She and other female reporters brave death threats and family disapproval to uncover corruption and shed light on the major issues happening in their country.
Habib, whose father served as an official in the Afghan Defense Ministry, grew up in a family of seven children. Her parents want her to get married; however, despite requests from potential suitors to quit her job, her commitment to her profession remains strong.
"Journalists have a close connection with people, so I decided to become a journalist to convey their problems and voices to the government," she told the Los Angeles Times.
The Nevada high school senior will graduate next month with the ultimate perfect attendance record - he has not missed a day of school since kindergarten. Rullman's commitment to his goal never wavered, coming to school even when he was sick.
"I wanted to do something that no one else did, or not very many people have ever done. It's hard to do, so I'll stick to it," he told Reno's KOLO-TV.