The plan would move two other nearby public libraries into the iconic building on 42nd Street. Jonathan Blanc/AP/ New York Public Library hide caption

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Claude Monet observes his Giverny, France, garden from its Japanese footbridge in this 1922 colorized. Courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden hide caption

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On a recent Saturday, the Prothonotary warbler drew crowds of plugged-in bird watchers in New York's Central Park. sydphi via Flickr hide caption

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This version of The Scream is one of four made by Edvard Munch, and the only one outside Norway. It is coming up for auction at Sotheby's in New York. AP hide caption

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Rebecca Soni swims in the women's 200 breaststroke final at the Austin (Texas) Grand Prix swim meet in January. She won a gold medal in the event at the 2008 Olympics and hopes to repeat this summer in London. Michael Thomas/AP hide caption

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Bernice Acosta and other yoga enthusiasts practice in New York's Times Square at an event marking the 2011 summer solstice. Some Hindus say such events have little to do with yoga's spiritual roots. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Occupy L.A. activists rally outside the Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles in February. The Occupy protests around the country have inspired two working groups that are attempting to reform the banking system and create an alternative bank. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Kelsey Blodget of photographs the lobby of New York's Trump SoHo hotel. The website relies on tech-savvy workers to create online reviews and track hotel bookings. hide caption

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Occupy Wall Street protesters shout during a "Shut Down the Corporations" demonstration in New York on Wednesday. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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