The bride's gown was worth more than most American homes. Knauss, 34, posed fora traditional pre-wedding portraitin the gown and her $1.5 million engagement ring and untraditionally shared it with the world on the cover of Vogue magazine. The Christian Dior original, which reportedly cost $200,000, has 300 feet of satin and a 13-foot train that took 550 hours to embroider. It weighs 50 pounds -- so much that the bride will slip into a lighter Vera Wang dress after the couple's first dance.
On Indonesia's Sumatra island, which saw the worst damage in the tsunami disaster a month ago,aid workers are taking photographsof children found on their own, hoping that may help reunite at least some with relatives. The tsunami's toll on the younger generation is staggering: They account for about a third of all deaths - a toll across 11 countries estimated at between 157,000 and 220,000. Among children who survived, the new realities include shock, hunger, homelessness, fear and loneliness.