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Photo: Build a bigger mousetrap

The shoes of a "Clown Engineer" as he works to ready the "Life Size Mousetrap" at the World Maker Faire in Queens, New York. The 25-ton contraption endeavors to achieve a chain reaction much like the classic board game using Newtonian physics and bowling balls. Photo: Jed Dore

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Slideshow: Science meets circus at the World Maker Faire

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    Reunited after the explosions
    An unidentified Boston Marathon runner, center, is reunited with loved ones near Copley Square.
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    Obama boards the Rosa Parks bus
    President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum.
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    Puppet theater
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