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The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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Though the city of Detroit may have lost a little of its luster as the automotive capital of the world, the 2013 Auto Show still draws hundreds of exhibits and press from around the world to look at what’s the latest and greatest on wheels. The newest trends are revealed and awards are handed out to the top cars and trucks for 2013.

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Year in review: Official White House photos from 2012

Year in review: Official White House photos from 2012

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President Barack Obama was a busy man in 2012… but that’s to expect when you’re the Leader of the Free World.

Look back at photos taken by official White House photographers in 2012. Commentary and photography by Pete Souza. Additional photos by David Lienemann, Chuck Kennedy, Lawrence Jackson and Sonya N. Hebert.

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Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) marked by parades, pageants

Epiphany (or Three Kings Day) marked by parades, pageants

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On Jan. 6, 12 days after Christmas, Christians around the world observe Epiphany, or Three Kings Day. The holiday celebrates the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. Celebrated in some countries like Christmas, the day brings with it parades and pageants to mark the end of the winter holiday season.

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Ray Hill, casino campgrounds and broccoli for dinner: Postcard from Freak Flag America duo

Ray Hill, casino campgrounds and broccoli for dinner: Postcard from Freak Flag America duo

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The Darkroom caught up with photographers Rob Brulinski and Rachel Younghans, who recently ended their first leg of their Freak Flag America tour.

In their latest installment, they talk about a female gun shop owner in Kansas, eating raw broccoli for dinner, casino campgrounds and a visit with activist Ray Hill on the day that Texas has carried out its 250th execution under Texas Governor Rick Perry. Their project across America is for an upcoming photo book about the more unique people who make up the United States.

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Holiday wreaths in Colonial Williamsburg

Holiday wreaths in Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg was a success when it opened to the public in 1934. But when visitors continued to arrive into the fall and the Christmas holidays, town fathers were at a loss for attractions, so they placed live candles in the windows of all the restored buildings and paid staff members to baby sit them through the evenings so the buildings would not burn.

But as time passed, officials decided that a Christmas decorating contest would give residents of the town the incentive to put on a show for visitors. Today, the contest is more competitive – and creative – each year, with bragging rights and a cash prize on the line.

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Winter scenes around the world that will make you go Brrr!

Winter scenes around the world that will make you go Brrr!

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This week, forecasters reported that the chances of a White Christmas were still relatively slim for Baltimore. Not to say, the rest of Maryland will be snow-free. Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch, looking at possibly more than 6 inches of snow.

Love or hate the snow, here’s a look at wintery wonderlands and snowy nightmares in other parts of the world.

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‘These tragedies must end’ says President Obama as Connecticut community copes in aftermath of shooting

‘These tragedies must end’ says President Obama as Connecticut community copes in aftermath of shooting

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Memorials sprang up, and U.S. flags were flown at half-staff a day after 28 people, including 20 children, were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Sunday, President Barack Obama, Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy, and a united clergy spoke at an interfaith vigil to console a community and nation shaken by tragedy.

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