Decisions, decisions. About halfway through the year's a good time to make them, and many were laid out judicially (although to some thinking, not judiciously), politically, competitively, and romantically. Some decisions though are beyond that of man and instead are up entirely to Mother Nature: Disastrous floods, roiling heat, vicious winds, and heart-stopping wildfires afflicted many parts of the United States. Below, the judgment calls and seeming Judgment Days that preoccupied the online world in June.
Tom Cruise Katie Holmes (AFP Photo/Stephen Lovekin)A month of decisions
Politics: Democracy in action is always a good thing, in principle, but pessimism shadowed the elections of Egypt (what, these choices?) and Greece (don't drag us down). In the United States, a far smaller but notable recall election left Wisconsin governor Scott Wilson still holding onto his seat. Other election wins included Ron Barber for Gabrielle Giffords' Arizona seat, Orrin Hatch keeping his Utah one. Another political move: Eric Holder became the first