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Peter Otieno, 5, stood at a school in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, Monday. He is infected with HIV and both his parents died of AIDS. The preschool is managed by the Nyanyo Project, which works to empower grandparents who care for their HIV-positive grandchildren. A man pulled his bicycle at a parking area outside a railway station in Tachikawa, western Tokyo. Volunteers David Patterson and Matthew Poorman searched a dumpster Tuesday in Holiday City, Ohio, for three brothers who have been missing since a Thanksgiving Day visit to their father’s home: Andrew Skelton, 9, Alexander Skelton, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5. Their father, John Skelton, has tried to hang himself and police said he lied to them.

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Since the time of Trinity -- the first nuclear explosion in 1945 -- nearly 2,000 nuclear tests have been performed, with the majority taking place during the 1960s and 1970s. When the technology was new, tests were frequent and often spectacular, and led to the development of newer, more deadly weapons. But starting in the 1990s, there have been efforts to limit the future testing of nuclear weapons, including a U.S. moratorium and a U.N. comprehensive test ban treaty. As a result, testing has slowed -- though not halted -- and there are questions about the future. Who will take over for those experienced engineers who are now near retirement, and should we act as stewards with our enormous stockpiles of nuclear weapons? Gathered here are images from the first 30 years of nuclear testing. Operation Greenhouse took place in the spring of 1951, consisting of four explosions at the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Pacific Ocean. This photo is from the third test, George, on May 9, 1951, the first thermonuclear bomb test, yielding 225 kilotons. A photo of a nuclear bomb detonated by the French government at the Mururoa atoll, French Polynesia. Upshot-Knothole Grable, a test carried out by the U.S. military in Nevada on May 25, 1953. A 280mm nuclear shell was fired 10km into the desert by the M65 Atomic Cannon, detonating in the air, about 500 feet above the ground, with a resulting 15 kiloton explosion.

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With her newly released work of Doppelgänger II, Cornelia Hediger continues her exploration of the uncanny, constructing complex pictorial narratives into segmented tableau vivants, consisting of up to eighteen individual photographs combined into a single composition. In each artwork the central characters—doppelgängers—are interwoven into a performative psychological struggle, displaying an undercurrent of the sinister, of angst and moral ambiguity. Hediger was selected as one of PDN’s 30 in 2009.

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John Moore, senior staff photographer at Getty Images, recently traveled across the heart of central Iran in correlation with the 25th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini. Moore’s photographs offer a unique perspective into the daily life of Iranians. The following is an essay on his experience. ortraits of the late Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran’s current supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei hang over shoppers in the historic Bazar-e Bozorg on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran. Isfahan, with it’s immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient historic bazaars, is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture. It’s also the Iran’s top tourist destination for both Iranian and domestic visitors. On June 4 Iran marks the 25th anniversary of the death of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his legacy of the Islamic Revolution. In the background of the photo is the Imam Mosque, known as the Shah Mosque before the revolution.

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Alabama officials say they have raised the death toll from a deadly tornado outbreak to 131. That brings to 200 the number of people who have died in six states across the South. Gov. Robert Bentley says as many as a million people are without power in Alabama. There are 32 deaths in Mississippi, 15 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the regions into Wednesday night. Concrete steps lead to remains of a tornado demolished mobile home in Preston, Miss., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The home and one next to it were blown about 100 feet away into a cow pasture. Three related women died at the site. Destruction remains after strong storms passed through Birmingham, Ala., and surrounding areas during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Many power lines and trees litter the streets of Cahaba Heights. Residents search for belongings in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town.

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This series of pictures by acclaimed wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein shows a wildebeest calf turning the tables on a hungry lioness and chasing her off over a stretch of water in the Masai Mara, Kenya. Finally with hunger overcoming feline fear of water, a medium-sized female closed in. Moments later, the lioness was fleeing, pursued by a furious wildebeest one-third of its size. Dripping blood from previous injuries, this callow calf showed the now disgraced lion a clean set of cloven heels and somehow rejoined the herd.

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A classic ground-beef burger is a terrific way to kick off the summer, but outdoor chefs might also want to experiment with other types of meat: lamb, turkey, salmon, pork-or even bean-and-grain veggie burgers. The current Real Food magazine, which you can pick up free from Lunds and Byerly's has a lot of great alterna-burger recipes. Charlotte Smith works behind the counter helping customers select cuts of beef, lamb, goat and pork or homemade sausages Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Clancey's Meats and Fish in Minneapolis. The Linden Hills neighborhood butcher shop often buys whole animals from local farmers and can provide specific cuts of meat for customers. Alexander Huffington butchers a goat Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Clancey's Meats and Fish in Minneapolis. Gilled goat loin chops, purchased at Clancey's, served with a quinoa salad Monday.

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Would you like to participate in an expedition aimed at examination of the Astrakhan region? Visual choice of an attractive spot carried out with the help of Google maps is followed by a car journey. The Big Brother Barkan is the highest in the Astrakhan region, up to 20m. How do you like the gallows? The Arabian toad-headed agama.

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