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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/05

    A woman and a child pass graffiti promoting Wyclef Jean's presidential bid on the streets of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, on Thursday. Jean will announce his bid for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti this week, Time magazine has reported. Haiti, which was hit on Jan. 12 by a deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake, is scheduled to vote on November 28 to elect a new leader to replace President Rene Preval, whose term ends in February.

  • Watching the watcher in an eerily deserted cellblock

    Watching the watcher in an eerily deserted cellblock

    A Monitor photographer finds himself the one being watched on a visit to a maximum-security prison.

  • Walter Rodgers Labrador: lure of 'the land God gave Cain'

    Not much grows in Labrador – except for a bounty crop of black flies. But returning visitors eventually discover that Labrador’s environment is less about punishment and more about character.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/04

    A 'monkey man' hat rests on top of a mortar at a Canadian Army combat outpost near the village of Salavat, in the Panjway district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument named UN World Heritage site

    Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument named UN World Heritage site

    Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, an underwater preserve encompassing 140,000 square miles of ocean waters and 10 islands and atolls of the northwestern Hawaiian island, has been selected by UNESCO as a UN World Heritage Site.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/03

    A newly sheared alpaca stands in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.

  • Shark sighting in Westport, Mass., bonus for Shark Week enthusiasts

    Discoveries Shark sighting in Westport, Mass., bonus for Shark Week enthusiasts

    Shark! A large fin was spotted in the waters off of Horseneck Beach in Massachusetts, prompting officials to close the beach. The city of Westport joined Chatham in recent shark sightings in the Bay State.

  • BP didn't make Gulf oil spill worse with dispersants, EPA finds

    BP didn't make Gulf oil spill worse with dispersants, EPA finds

    The EPA issued a report Monday that suggests the dispersant used by BP in the Gulf oil spill, Corexit, doesn't form a more toxic stew when mixed with oil. The dispersant was also no more toxic than seven other alternatives, the study concluded.

  • Gallery Dead zones

    Gulf of Mexico – The dead zone at the mouth of the Mississippi River, largely caused by annual fertilizer and farm chemical runoff from the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya rivers, is said to cover 7,000 square miles or more, or the size of New Jersey, depending on rainfall or floods. This runoff fuels algae blooms, dropping oxygen levels needed to sustain life. It is considered the largest dead zone in the US. (Source: NOAA, Scientific American)

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 08/02

    People carry their belongings after heavy flooding destroyed their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan, on Monday. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, and to distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims.

 
 
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