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Large-format slideshows on special themes.


Gulf oil spill: One year later

A year ago on April 20, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off a massive gusher of oil into the Gulf of Mexico that caused untold environmental harm and economic hardship for the people who call the Gulf Coast their home.

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Texas Wildfires

One of the driest spells in Texas history has left most of the state in extreme drought, and wildfires in various parts of the state have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land in the past week.

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Lucky Friday rescue

Rescue crews continue to dig toward trapped miner, Larry Marek, at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. Marek was trapped more than a mile underground after the roof of a tunnel where the Idaho miner was extracting silver-bearing ore collapsed.

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2011 Pulitzer winners for photography

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes for photography were announced Monday, April 18, 2011. Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson wins the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and Washington Post photographers Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti, win the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

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Storms pound the South

Weekend storms ripped through North Carolina, killing at least 45 and leaving more than 130 serious injuries, 65 homes destroyed and another 600 significantly damaged by Sunday evening.

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Behind the Frame: Tsunami survivor

Toya Chiba, a reporter with the Iwate Tokai newspaper, is swept by a surging tsunami at the port city of Kamaishi, northeastern Japan, as the region was struck by a massive earthquake that spawned the tsunami.

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150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, will mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. More than 600,000 soldiers and sailors died during the conflict. View a gallery of historical photos made available by the Library of Congress.

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Battered Japan

Three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit Japan’s east coast, the sufferers are faced with the challenge of survival.

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Japan’s crisis grows

Under threat of a nuclear reactor disaster on Japan’s devastated coast Sunday, March 13, 2011, the country begins to dig through the debris left from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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Massive Japan earthquake

Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011, triggering a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

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Music Legends

From (Bryan) Adams to ZZ Top, view a collection of top musical talents who have performed in the Northwest throughout the years.

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