Works by Haile King Rubie are displayed at the Clara Francis Gallery in New York's Harlem neighborhood on Thursday. .The neighborhood already is home to about a dozen galleries. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

new The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for 26-year-old painter Haile King Rubie. It was his first solo show. It also was another small step in the development of Harlem as an art gallery district.

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Pope Francis walks through the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, on Friday. (Filippo Monteforte / Associated Press)

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive “so much cruelty”

OSWIECIM, Poland – Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: “Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!” Wearing unadorned white robes, Francis entered Auschwitz on foot, passing through the gate that bears the cynical words “Arbeit Macht Frei” – Work Sets you Free.

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