OPENED. THE GATES, 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 4.9-m.-tall portals along 37 km. of walkway in Central Park; in New York City. The brainchild of duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the public art installation took 26 years of planning and $20 million to execute, but will be remarkably short-lived: The Gates come down on Feb. 28.

NAMED. LIEUTENANT GENERAL DJOKO SANTOSO, 52, as Chief of Staff of the Indonesian army; in a military shake-up in which President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also named new chiefs of the air force and navy; in Jakarta. Santoso replaces hard-liner General Ryamizard Ryacudu...

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