Other Royal Weddings
Newly-wed royal couple, Brunei's Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Sarah Pengiran Salleh recite a prayer during their wedding ceremony at Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan on Sept. 9, 2004. The future king of oil-rich Brunei presented his new teenage bride to the world on Thursday in a gilded, traditional ceremony attended by Asian leaders and Arab royalty.
From migrant to middle class
Michelle Castillo Salazar teaches fourth grade at Muñoz Elementary school in Donna, Texas. When the Monitor first met Michelle 17 years ago, such a future was anything but certain. The then-17-year-old was a third generation migrant, traveling twice yearly with her farmworker father, mother, and two sisters between Illinois and Texas.