Amid a dramatic, though still fitful, opening in Burma after decades of harsh repression, China’s hydro-power plan scheme has been swamped by public anger.
Burmese girls, their faces daubed in traditional makeup, sit by a lotus-shaped fountain in Burma's mostly empty but perpetually well-lit new capital, Naypyidaw. The city gets power from a Chinese-made dam.Andrew Higgins/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.