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Karen Brazell

Visual Designer and Photo Editor

Photo: A messenger meets Mercury

Our planetary neighbor gets its portrait taken for the first time from an orbiting spacecraft.


Photo: Trading smoke for slopes

A group of Falmouth, Maine, firefighters ski down a slope on their way to the starting line before competing in the 21st Annual Firefighter’s Fundraising Race on March 27, 2011, at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine.


Photo: Our own nuclear event

In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, a mechanical failure at the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island began a chain reaction of events that led to the worst accident in the history of U.S. nuclear power industry.


Photo: Armed support for allies

In Benghazi, allied air campaigns bring out supporters of all ages.


Photo: Penguins in peril

The MS Olivia, a Malta-registered cargo ship carrying 66,000 tons of soya beans and 1,650 tons of crude oil, ran aground last week in a remote British South Atlantic archipelago and broke in two.


Photo: A super-size scrub

A bubble bath for an aircraft carrier after encountering a radioactive plume.


Photo: Well, well, it’s World Water Day!

Celebrating freshwater and lamenting its lack across the world.


Photo: Sudden, sad goodbye to Knut

Berlin’s star polar bear died unexpectedly over the weekend.


Photo: The pearl of Bahrain

An iconic monument, and the meeting point for anti-government protesters, in Bahrain was demolished Friday.