Christine Lagarde Just Got Handed a Big, Fat Greek Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde departs International Monetary Fund headquarters June 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. Lagarde, widely believed to be in line for the top job at the IMF, has been speaking with officials at the IMF for the past two days. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Photo: Win McNamee/2011 Getty Images

The French finance minister will be the first woman to head the IMF. Among her other accomplishments, she also happens to be a former synchronized-swimming champ, which will be handy for coordinating among so many underwater economies. [NYT]