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The week ahead for January 6-12: Figure skating, auditions for ‘The Voice,’ Wake Forest at UM

The week ahead for January 6-12: Figure skating, auditions for ‘The Voice,’ Wake Forest at UM

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A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.

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As Olympics in Russia approach, gay scene shrinks in Sochi

As Olympics in Russia approach, gay scene shrinks in Sochi

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For some time, Sochi was one of Russia’s top gay scenes. But after the coastal city was chosen as the site for the 2014 Olympics and President Vladimir Putin signed a “gay propaganda” law into action, Sochi’s LGBT scene has been shrinking.

Reuters photographer Thomas Peter documented slices of LGBT life in Sochi in October, about four months before the 2014 Winter Olympics were slated to begin.
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Sun photographer, Barbara Haddock Taylor

Sun photographer, Barbara Haddock Taylor

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Barbara Haddock Taylor has been a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1984. Her assignments at The Sun have sent her from the political halls of Annapolis to Tuskegee, Alabama to Siberia, Russia.
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Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Muscle Mania in Korea, newborn elephants in Tel Aviv and skyscraper climbing in Paris

Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Muscle Mania in Korea, newborn elephants in Tel Aviv and skyscraper climbing in Paris

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The Muscle Mania Fitness Korea competition takes place in Seoul, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo in Tel Aviv, Israel announced a new born female Asian elephant calf, French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman, scales a skyscraper in Paris and more in today’s daily brief.
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Sept. 26 Photo Brief: Russian Arms Expo 2013, fertilizer fire in Brazil and an adorable baby Panda in Taiwan

Sept. 26 Photo Brief: Russian Arms Expo 2013, fertilizer fire in Brazil and an adorable baby Panda in Taiwan

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Russia shows off it’s military might during the “Russian Arms Expo2013,” in Brazil they battle a large fire at a fertilizer depot, in Taiwan the Taipei City Zoo releases new photos of the panda cub born in July and more in today’s daily brief.
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