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  • The Year in Pictures 2011

    A dying seagull is seen washed onto shore in this April 14, 2011 photo in Waveland, Mississippi. April 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S.
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  • The Year in Pictures 2011

    A woman waves an Egyptian flag on a balcony overlooking Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square where hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate at the epicenter of a nationwide revolt in this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo.
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  • The Year in Pictures 2011

    NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida . After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
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  • Today in Pictures

    Spectators flee as waves created by a tidal bore crash over a barrier on the Qiantang River at Haining, in east China's Zhejiang province, Aug. 31, 2011. About 20 people were injured when they were caught too close to the river while viewing the annual tidal bore, which occurs when sea water from an unusually high tide funnels into the river, creating high waves.
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  • 9/11: The Ten Year Anniversary

    An American soldier holds his head during prayers on Sept. 11, 2011 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Ten years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States and after almost a decade war in Afghanistan, American soldiers gathered for church services in prayer and solemn observence of the tragic day.
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  • Today in Pictures: Sept. 13, 2011

    US PFC Allen Eakley, left, from the 2nd Platoon of Alpha 177 Fa loads a 155mm artillery unit with a comrade in Forward Operating Base (FOB) Kuschamond, Sept. 13, 2011.
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  • Today in Pictures: Sept. 13, 2011

    In this photo taken, Sept. 12, 2011, Indian artists with their bodies painted wait to perform at the annual "Pulikali," or Tiger Dance, in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
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  • Today in Pictures: Oct. 31, 2011

    In a picture taken, Oct. 30, 2011 some 14,345 Chinese participants attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as they gather for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China's Hubei province.
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  • Today in Pictures: Oct. 6, 2011

    A apple with the word "bye" carved into it sits outside an Apple store after it was left by a man commemorating the life of Apple Inc's founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs, Oct. 5, 2011 in Pasadena, California. Apple's visionary co-founder died from cancer at 56, a premature end for a man who revolutionized modern culture with ubiquitous inventions like the iPod and the iPad.
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  • Endangered Black Rhinos are Given a New Home

    The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, was recently released after an epic 1500 kilometer trip across the country. In November, 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.
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  • Today in Pictures: Nov. 15, 2011

    The father of a missing miner grieves at a coal mine where seven miners are missing after a flooding accident, in Jingtai county in northwest China's Gansu province, Nov. 14, 2011.
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  • Chaos at Zuccotti Park

    Police officers arrest a demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, Nov. 17, 2011 in New York.
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  • Today in Pictures

    Protesters block the entrance to Congress as riot police stand guard in Guatemala City, Nov. 23, 2011. Protesters are demanding that Congress approve the Ley de Vivienda, or Housing Act, which would allow them to attain legal titles to the lands where they built their homes.
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  • Today in Pictures

    An Egyptian man dips his finger in ink at a parliamentary polling station in the Cairo neighborhood of Shubra, Nov. 29, 2011. Egyptians in Cairo and the port city Alexandria waited in long queues to cast ballots for a new parliament -- the start of multi-stage elections that are the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in February.
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