Photo of the Day 15 June 2008

Shadow of a Boy, Qatar, 2003
Photograph by Robb Kendrick
Unfinished homes dot the landscape as a low sun paints a boy's shadow on the wall of a ruined house in the Qatar desert. Qatar has one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Buoyed by oil and natural gas sales, per capita income there topped $60,000 in 2006, with unemployment of less than one percent.