Iraqis inspect the site of an alleged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad's Sadr City, March 29, 2008. Last week, the website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 once-secret U.S. military field reports related to the war in Iraq that may provide answers to many unanswered questions.
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A programmable LED pumpkin at hacker space HacDC, in Washington, D.C., designed by member David Kaufman. Many Halloween purists prefer to design, rather than buy, high-tech ghouls, goblins and ghosts.
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China's Vice President Xi Jinping (shown here in Tokyo in December 2009) has been promoted to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission. It's a stepping stone to becoming the country's next leader. But his appointment is seen as a sign that political reform is not on the horizon.
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