Nick Goepper competed in the ski slopestyle qualification for the European Winter X Games last March. Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emily Cook trains in aerials for the Visa Freestyle International in Park City, Utah, last February. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. bobsledders Nick Cunningham and Abraham Morlu compete in a BMW-designed sled at the World Cup in January in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The U.S. team paired up with a BMW race car designer several years ago to boost its chances at the 2014 Winter Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside a yarn factory in Indonesia. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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It took Bowen Flowers and his men only two days to harvest a thousand acres of cotton. By sunset, this was just about the only cotton left to pick. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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The Jersey shore's iconic Star Jet roller coaster was inundated after Superstorm Sandy. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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