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Nov. 14 Photo Brief: Anti-austerity strikes across Europe, Afghan rag pickers, Diwali is celebrated, the Prince and the Hobbit, a homemade submarine

Nov. 14 Photo Brief: Anti-austerity strikes across Europe, Afghan rag pickers, Diwali is celebrated, the Prince and the Hobbit, a homemade submarine

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Anti-austerity protests and strikes across Europe, yellow fever in Darfur, the latest Twilight film premiers in London, Diwali is celebrated, Prince Charles meets a Hobbit, a dangerous school crossing and more in today’s daily brief.

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Nov. 7 Photo Brief: Newborn twins named Mitt and Barack, a gaggle of geese, glowing fish, Russians remember the Nazi invasion and the Bolshevik Revolution

Nov. 7 Photo Brief: Newborn twins named Mitt and Barack, a gaggle of geese, glowing fish, Russians remember the Nazi invasion and the Bolshevik Revolution

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A Kenyan mother names her newborn twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a department store collapses in Ghana, Russians commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and the 71st anniversary of the Nazi invasion, Greek workers protest austerity and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 24 Photo Brief: A protest kiss, Gangnam UN style, blessing guns and babies, Crab-eating macaques, and a camel flies

Oct. 24 Photo Brief: A protest kiss, Gangnam UN style, blessing guns and babies, Crab-eating macaques, and a camel flies

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gets a lesson in Gangnam Style, Crab-eating macaques get luxury retirement, a camel soars over a livestock market, Hindu festivals and more in today’s daily brief.

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Vienna museum creates a buzz with nude men exhibit

Vienna museum creates a buzz with nude men exhibit

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Days before its exhibition debut, the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria covered up controversial posters that showcased soccer players exposing their more intimate parts after receiving numerous complaints from the public. The visual advertisements — along with a 13-foot full-frontal photo sculpture of a reclining naked man called Mr. Big — were part of a provocative campaign to tease the launch of the museum’s “Nackte Manner” (Naked Men) exhibition.

“Previous exhibitions on the theme of nudity have mostly been limited to female nudes,” according to the Leopold Museum on its site. “Spanning two centuries, the presentation will show different artistic approaches to the subject, competing ideas of the ideal male model as well as changes in the concept of beauty, body image and values.”

The exhibition, which features some 300 works showing diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present day, runs until January 28, 2013.

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Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Saving Private Ryan Thomas, cheering for Malala, Navratri Hindu festival

Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Saving Private Ryan Thomas, cheering for Malala, Navratri Hindu festival

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In the field video and photos of an Afghan IED attack that injured Private Ryan Thomas, Indian sand artist sculpts in honor of Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, the Dashain and Navratri Hindu festivals get underway and more in today’s daily brief.

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Oct. 9 Photo Brief: Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord

Oct. 9 Photo Brief: Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord

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Felix Baumgartner skydive postponed, Greek protesters greet German Chancellor, armed men steal body of top Zetas drug lord and more in today’s daily brief.
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Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

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Troops celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Indonesian National Military, a French artist exhibits creepy sculptures ahead of Halloween, Brazilian pet owners bring their pets to church on the day of Saint Francis of Assis and more in today’s daily brief.
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