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Large-format slideshows on special themes.

Peregrine falcon banding

Officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission gathered the falcon chicks to give them a check up and apply bands to their legs, and then return them to the nest in Pittsburgh. The peregrine falcon is listed on Pennsylvania endangered species, and the program monitoring the birds nesting has been in effect since since 2002.

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Mississippi flooding

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said there are more than 4,800 people displaced in Mississippi due to flooding, with more than 2,000 of them in Vicksburg and surrounding areas in Warren County. MEMA Spokesman Jeff Rent said more than 6,000 people in Mississippi could be displaced before the flood is over.

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Nebula: NASA photos

Over the years NASA has released various photos of Nebulae, clouds of gas and dust where stars are formed. Many of the photos were taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

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Jr. Lilac Parade 2011

Elementary and middle school bands, drill units, youth organizations, dance groups, and other clubs marched through the wind and rain in the 60th running of the Jr. Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 7, 2011. This year’s theme was six decades of celebration.

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Obama visits ground zero

Marking Osama bin Laden’s death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, President Barack Obama soberly laid a wreath Thursday at New York’s ground zero and declared to the city and the world, “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say.”

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Osama bin Laden is dead

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that murdered thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

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Deaths in 5 Southern states

Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out entire towns across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 194 people, and officials said Thursday they expect the death toll to rise. The south is experiencing one of the deadliest outbreaks in nearly 40 years.

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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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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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