Romanian village covered by polluted lake

Romanian village covered by polluted lake

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A Romanian village is covered by water tainted with cyanide and other chemicals. The polluted lake was created in the 1970s by chemicals resulting from copper extraction by a state-owned copper mine. Thousands of anti-gold mine protesters have used the lake as an example and the government has rejected a bill for Canada’s Gabriel Resources to set up Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine.

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Best of 2014 area high school graduations

Best of 2014 area high school graduations

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Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers attend dozens of graduations each year in Howard, Harford, Baltimore counties and more to capture the moment students have been waiting for for four years (or longer). Here’s some of the best shots taken in recent weeks by our staff photographers and freelancers.

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The Dragon Boat Festival, a lounging black bear, a “Dinner in the Sky” | June 2

The Dragon Boat Festival, a lounging black bear, a “Dinner in the Sky” | June 2

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The day in photos around the world.

Chinese revelers paddle dragon boats during a competition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in Tongren, Guizhou province, a black bear lies on a hammock in a Florida backyard, 22 dinner guests eat while suspended in the sky of Brussels, and other pictures from around the world.

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