The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day’s most striking photographs from around the world.
Panetta to al-Assad: ‘Get the hell out now’
In an exclusive interview with CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has some pointed words for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose country’s civil war is growing bloodier by the day:
I’m sure that deep down Assad knows he’s in trouble and it’s just matter of time before he has to go. I would say if you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you better get the hell out now.
iReporter witnesses whale rescue
CNN iReporter Finnur Andresson in Iceland hurried out this morning with his camera when his…
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