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Dec. 12 photo brief: Weddings and babies on 12.12.12, the Pope tweets, lions bearing gifts, coffin therapy, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green

Dec. 12 photo brief: Weddings and babies on 12.12.12, the Pope tweets, lions bearing gifts, coffin therapy, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green

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Twelve, twelve, twelve marked by newborns, couples in Indonesia and street performers, the Pope tweets, London’s lions open their Christmas gifts early, coffin therapy in China, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green and more in today’s Daily Brief.

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Kate and William are expecting

Kate and William are expecting

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Get ready for royal mania to kick back into high gear: Kate and William are expecting. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” a statement from the palace reads. Earlier, this week Kate was hospitalized for morning sickness, since the pregnancy is still in its very early stages. No matter the gender of the child, he or she stands to inherit the throne from William.

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Oct. 25 Photo Brief: A boat load of people, the Queen goes purple, Tiger trap and a new doggie bag

Oct. 25 Photo Brief: A boat load of people, the Queen goes purple, Tiger trap and a new doggie bag

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Overcrowded ferry boats in Bangladesh, the Queen’s wardrobe goes purple, Tiger woods finds a trap, a new type of doggie bag 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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Oct. 15 Photo Brief: Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings, record-breaking sky dive and a cardboard bike you can ride

Oct. 15 Photo Brief: Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings, record-breaking sky dive and a cardboard bike you can ride

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Sept. 11 pre-trial hearings begin, Felix Baumgartner makes a record-breaking sky dive, a cardboard bike you can ride and more in today’s daily brief.
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The Beatles first single, “Love Me Do,” turns 50

The Beatles first single, “Love Me Do,” turns 50

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The Beatles’ debut tune “Love Me Do” helped to ignite a worldwide obsession for the four-man British rock band celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 5, 2012. Though it only peaked at no. 17 on the British charts, the single “Love Me Do” was the rock group’s first hit record when released in October 1962. In the United States the song was a number one hit in 1964. The song released again in 1982 reached number four on the charts.
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91 Awesome Photos from the 70-day Torch Relay ahead of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics

91 Awesome Photos from the 70-day Torch Relay ahead of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics

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Some 8,000 people will carry the Olympic flame over the 70-day Torch Relay until July 27, when the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony will be ignited in London to kick off the Olympic games.

Here’s a look at the past 70 days as the Olympic flame has been making its way throughout the United Kingdom.
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