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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    A four-day old African spurred tortoise, Geochelone Sulcata, one of eight babies, sunbathes on the head of its mother in their enclosure in Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Sept. 27, 2011.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    The first of several highly specialized survey inspectors climbs atop the 555 ft. tall Washington Monument and secures safety lines, Sept. 27, 2011. Several such inspectors will rappel down the monument to inspect each stone in the monument looking for damage caused by the Aug. 23, 2011, 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    Commuters wade through a flooded boulevard at the height of typhoon Nesat, Sept. 27, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. Massive flooding hit the nation's capital as typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city where residents waded in waist-deep waters, dodging tree branches and debris.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    People swim in the Mediterranean Sea as blue beach umbrellas provide shade from the sun along the beach in Nice, southeastern France, Sept. 27, 2011.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    A Pakistani fire fighter stands near NATO trucks allegedly set on fire by militants in the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Sept 27, 2011. Militants have frequently attacked trucks traveling through Pakistani borders carrying supplies to NATO and U.S. troops in landlocked Afghanistan.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    Protesters clash with police in front of the Finance ministry during a demonstration in Athens, Sept. 27, 2011. Greece will get the next part of debt aid due under its May 2010 bailout next month, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    Michael Jackson fan Bristre Clayton of Las Vegas stands outside court during the trial of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death, in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    A day ahead of World Rabies Day, a dog sits behind layers of metal fences, in a stray dog shelter in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 26, 2011. According to recent European Union statistics, Romania has the highest number of wild animals infected with rabies, mainly foxes and wolves.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    A group of giant panda cubs naps at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. China has launched its decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers.
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  • Today In Pictures: Sept. 27, 2011

    Johannes Dengis checks a model of the Eiffel Tower, only 12 meters high in the landscape park, Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany, Sept. 27, 2011.
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