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Photo: Pink-nosed predators

The Nashville Zoo welcomed two litters of clouded leopard cubs born over the course of a week last month. The births are a significant step to establishing a self-sustaining breeding program for this seriously endangered species.

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Photo: Gas tank tree

A rainforest “grows” in a former industrial colossus in this German art exhibit.

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Photo: Happy Birthday, Lady Day

Billie Holiday had no formal training, but her signature, emotive voice made her one of the most influential singers of all time.

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Photo: Light my fire

Get yourself to Turkmenistan and don’t forget the marshmallows.

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Photo: Seeds of dissent

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been missing since he was detained Sunday.

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Photo: Antelope on the rebound

Jumping for joy had consequences for little Howard.

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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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