Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, sits outside a restaurant on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles on July 14. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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A worker walks along a long pipeline used to convey sand pumped from 20,000 feet offshore to build barriers to keep oil from entering wetlands near Grand Isle, La., last month. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear in recent days that the company plans to change its privacy settings in an attempt to satisfy concerns from users and Congress. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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The Seattle Storm's Sue Bird (left) tries to drive past the Los Angeles Sparks' Ticha Penicheiro on Sunday. Bird, a co-captain, says the team has a solid fan base, even if they're not picking up fans of the old SuperSonics NBA team, which moved to Oklahoma City under new ownership. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Pedestrians walk past the iconic marquee of The Lusty Lady in downtown Seattle earlier this month. The nude peepshow is closing. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Haitians pray as they walk past the ruins of the National Cathedral, which was destroyed by the Jan. 12 earthquake, after Mass outside the ruins in Port-au-Prince. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Even though hundreds of thousands of people are still jostling for basic necessities in the vast tent cities of Port-au-Prince, there are indications the city is growing again. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton walk with Haitian President Rene Preval (center), near the destroyed presidential palace on March 22. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reginal Armstead Jr. sends a package from an Amazon.com warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz., in November 2009. When consumers in some states buy items through Internet merchants, they avoid being charged state sales tax. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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In the first such criminal trial of its kind, Judge Oscar Magi, shown here Wednesday in a Milan courtroom flanked by an aide, sentenced three Google executives to a six-month suspended sentence and absolved them of defamation charges. AP/APTN hide caption

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Stacks of rocks built by passersby near the Olympic Village in Vancouver. The piles are reminiscent of the inukshuk, a kind of stone cairn found in the Arctic that has been adopted as the official symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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First Nation aboriginals perform for International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge as he tours the Olympic Village in Vancouver this week. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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