U.S. Marines wait for the beginning of the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in November 2006 in Quantico, Va. For more than 200 years, the Marine Corps has been hitting the beaches. But over the past decade, the Marines have operated like a smaller Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, far from the water's edge.
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Food safety experts traced the salmonella outbreak to Wright County Egg, near Galt, Iowa, which is one of two companies whose eggs are believed to have been contaminated. More than 500 million eggs have been recalled.
A salesman hands a customer a Mega Millions ticket in a New York deli last August. Despite the recession, national lottery sales were up $1 billion over the past year.
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A 52-foot statue of a man is set on fire during the final day of the Burning Man festival, held each year in Black Rock City, Nev. This year's lineup features the premiere of a new rock opera based on the festival itself.