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Karen Brazell

Visual Designer and Photo Editor
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Photo: Under siege once again

The historic Civil War city of Vicksburg, Miss., is now inundated with water from Mississippi River flooding.

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Photo: Farewell flight, inside and out

If witnessing a shuttle launch is on your bucket list, kick yourself into high gear, as you just lost another opportunity to see one. Today’s launch of the space shuttle Endeavour is the second-to-the-last shuttle launch ever, as NASA prepares to retire its 30-year-old space shuttle program

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Photo: Is that a bear in your baggage?

A 36-year-old man was arrested Friday as he tried to board a flight from Bangkok to Dubai. While he had a first-class ticket, the two leopards, two panthers, Asiatic black bear and two monkeys hidden in his suitcases were saved from a less than economy-class flight.

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Photo: 30-day trial

A group of children entered the main temple of Korean Buddhism’s Chogye Order to experience a monk’s life for a month to celebrate Buddha’s birthday on May 10. On Monday, they were to be found examining smart phones at SK Telecom Ubiquitous Museum in Seoul.

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Photo: The high point

No new serious flooding expected from the mighty Mississippi.

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Slideshow: Nepal’s orphans in limbo

The faces of Nepalese children who remain stuck between orphanages in their home country and adoptive families in the U.S.

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Photo: The 15-minute flight

In 1961, the Americans really got spacey.

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Photo: Accused Nazi on trial and in bed

John Demjanjuk is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly working as a death camp guard.

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Photo: Savage beauty

A retrospective of the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen was shown to journalists Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the first such show since the designer’s suicide last year.