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The Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, undergoes winter maintenance work. (Zuma/Newscom/File)

The Large Hadron Collider

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Easter eggs are displayed at an Easter market in the Austrian city of Innsbruck on April 19. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)

On the hunt for Easter Eggs

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A Colombian soldier stands at the entrance to a bunker belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a rural zone in Puerto Rico, Colombia, on July 25, 2009. The Marxist Colombian guerrilla group, founded in 1964, is South America's largest insurgency. It claims to support the rural poor in the struggle against the wealthy. The group also strongly opposes American influence in Colombia. (Luis Ramirez/AFP/Newscom/File)

Colombia's FARC rebels

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Workers remove rubble from a destroyed school in Port-au-Prince on March 9, so that it may be replaced. A 7.3-magnitude quake, which struck Haiti on January 12, left more 222,000 people dead and 1.2 million people homeless. (Thony Belizaire/AFP/Newscom)

Rebuilding after an earthquake

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A sculpture titled "Antarctic Explorer – Darkness to Lightness." A portable data device for the Antarctic Explorer, this piece explores the transition from complete darkness in June to 24 hour sunlight in October. Data translated include weather patterns, temperature variations, barometric pressure, wind data, azimuth of the sun, sunrise in relation to cardinal directions, tides, moon phases, moonrise and sunrise. Using a base of 24 hour, every weave represents one hour. (Mary Knox Merrill / Staff)

The work of sculpture artist Nathalie Miebach

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Russian forensic investigators and security personnel examine the site of a bomb attack in Kizlyar on March 31. A suicide bomber disguised as a police officer set off one of two blasts that killed 12 people in Russia's volatile North Caucasus, just two days after attacks in Moscow left 39 dead. Nine police including a local chief were among the dead in the attack. The attacks in Moscow have been linked to the same region. (Zaur Halikov/Newsteam/AFP/Newscom)

Bombings in Russia

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People place LED lights to form a 'No CO2' slogan in support of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases during the Earth Hour Saturday, in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 20 high-rise buildings in Taiwan's capital dimmed their lights for an hour in a gesture against global warming. (Chiang Ying-ying/AP)

Earth Hour 2010

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The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour is an annual global event held on the last Saturday of March, in which participants turn off non-essential electrical appliances for an hour in order to raise awareness on climate change. This picture provided by Commonwealth Edison shows buildings in downtown Chicago darkened during Earth Hour 2009 on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The Wrigley Building is seen at center. (Eric Y. Exit/Commonwealth Edison/AP)

Scenes from Earth Hour 2009

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Five-year-old Lenny Popova, of Arlington, Va. inspects the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the National Zoo, in October 2000. The Tyrannosaurus, meaning 'tyrant lizard' lived in Western North America during the last part of the Cretaceous Period, about 68 to 65 million years ago. (Newscom/File)

The T. rex lives

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On April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 hit the city of San Francisco and much of California's northern coast. The earthquake and subsequent fires are thought to have killed 3,000 people, the biggest natural disaster in California's history. Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue are seen in this 1906 photograph. (US National Archives)

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake