A male peacock struts his stuff with feathers fanned out.
Philippe Croizon, an amputee who once skydived from a plane, successfully swam across the English Channel this past weekend. Philippe Croizon used special leg prostheses with flippers to make the crossing.
Japan dolphin hunt: The star of 'The Cove,' a documentary about a Japanese dolphin hunt, is back in Japan to protest the slaughter but had to cancel his trip to the village at the center of the controversy because of threats.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thrives on feats of daring-do. In the past decade, he has taken controls of a nuclear submarine, flown an Su-25 fighter plane, co-piloted a Tu-160 supersonic bomber, and tracked endangered whales in the Sea of Japan. But he's also shown off a gentler side, like with his crooning of the song 'Blueberry Hill' at a charity dinner. Here are some of his recent adventures.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Godleski, of Ellington, holds his grandson Noah Godleski after he arrives at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co., Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.
First Dog Bo Obama runs up the stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Thursday.
Aerial dancers from Project Bandaloop perform a dance as they rappel down the side of Thanksgiving Tower in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday.
LEOPONS: Johnny, a leopon, is seen here in Kobe, Japan, circa 1960. Johnny is part lioness part leopard. Leopons typically have the head of a lion and the body of a leopard.