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Feb. 24 Photo Brief: Pope’s last public blessings, Daytona International Speedway crash, topless feminists protest against Berlusconi

Feb. 24 Photo Brief: Pope’s last public blessings, Daytona International Speedway crash, topless feminists protest against Berlusconi

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Pope Benedict’s last public blessings before he resigns, race carries on after Daytona International Speedway crash, topless feminists protest against former Prime Minister Berlusconi and more in today’s daily brief. | Attention: Several photos might depict injury or death.

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Jan. 22 Photo Brief: 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, dancing at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women, blood ivory

Jan. 22 Photo Brief: 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, dancing at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women, blood ivory

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The 40th anniversary of the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade, a sweet moment between Barack and Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women on the rise, protests in Kenya highlight increased poaching of rhinos and elephants and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan 17. Photo Brief: Germany is freezing over while Australia heats up, tenuous peace on the Indian-Pakistan border and pets be blessed

Jan 17. Photo Brief: Germany is freezing over while Australia heats up, tenuous peace on the Indian-Pakistan border and pets be blessed

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Temperatures get down right chilly in western Germany while the thermometer reaches 104 Fahrenheit at the Australian Open tennis tournament, a tenuous ceasefire holds on the India-Pakistan border following cross-border firing, priests bless pets on the day of San Anton, Spain’s patron saint of animals and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan. 9 Photo Brief: Ferry crash in New York, Storms dump rain and snow on the Middle East, Black Nazarene, Carnival masks, Animals keeping cool in Rio

Jan. 9 Photo Brief: Ferry crash in New York, Storms dump rain and snow on the Middle East, Black Nazarene, Carnival masks, Animals keeping cool in Rio

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Fifty-seven injured in New York ferry crash, Lebanon gets snow while Gaza and Israel deal with flooding, the Black Nazarene is celebrated in Manila, Brazil prepares for Carnival, Animals keeping cool in Rio and more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 26 Photo Brief: Boxing Day hunt, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers rush, Elephant Race event

Dec. 26 Photo Brief: Boxing Day hunt, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers rush, Elephant Race event

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Boxing Day in Britain, swimsuits in minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, New Year’s firecrackers production rush, Elephant Race event in Nepal and more in today’s daily brief.

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Dec. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol

Dec. 20 Photo Brief: Snow in the Midwest, high stepping in Afghanistan, window washing Santas and Senator Inouye’s last trip to the Capitol

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Senator Daniel Inouye’s casket is brought to the Capitol to lie in state, Santas do some window washing in Tokyo, more Afghans finish police training, Kansas gets hits with a snowstorm and more in today’s Daily Brief.

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Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

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Ikea monkey caught, FedEx expects to move 19 million packages today, Nelson Mandela undergoes more tests in the hospital and more in today’s daily brief.

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Animals facing conflict in 2012

Animals facing conflict in 2012

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As humans across the globe dealt with a host of problems in 2012, so too did the animal kingdom. From poaching to war, here’s a look at animals facing conflict in different regions of the world.

NOTE: Some photos are graphic showing visual coverage of injury or death that may be disturbing to some readers.
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Cease-fire in Gaza Conflict announced

Cease-fire in Gaza Conflict announced

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UPDATE as of 12:42 p.m. EST: A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has been announced for later this evening, Reuters reports.

The Israel-Hamas conflict entered in its eighth day of fighting after a bomb exploded Wednesday morning on a bus in Tel Aviv, prompting Israel to continue air strikes over Gaza. The hard-sought “calming down” from yesterday never reached an agreement as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeks a diplomatic solution with leaders on both sides of the conflict.

Here’s the latest look into the Gaza conflict from AFP, Getty and Reuters photographers in the region. | NOTE: Some photos are graphic showing visual coverage of injury or death.

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Nov. 19 Photo Brief: Israel-Gaza conflict, Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar, Twinkies maker heads to bankruptcy court, Brazilian Naturist Olympics

Nov. 19 Photo Brief: Israel-Gaza conflict, Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar, Twinkies maker heads to bankruptcy court, Brazilian Naturist Olympics

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Israel-Gaza conflict in its sixth day, President Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar, Twinkies maker heads to bankruptcy court, naturists run the 3 km marathon during the first Brazilian Naturist Olympics and more in today’s daily brief.

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