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Karen Brazell

Visual Designer and Photo Editor
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Photo: A messenger meets Mercury

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

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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.

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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.

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Photo: Armed support for allies

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

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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.

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Photo: A super-size scrub

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

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

Celebrating freshwater and lamenting its lack across the world.

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Photo: Sudden, sad goodbye to Knut

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

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Photo: The pearl of Bahrain

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