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Antonio the newlywed (Alessandro Tiberi, left), Uncle Paolo (Roberto Della Casa) and Anna the prostitute (Penelope Cruz) in one of To Rome With Love's four independent stories. This one features Anna attempting to teach Antonio something about love. Philippe Antonello /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Vietnam has contained the fatal bird flu cases that raged in the late 2000s, but it is still struggling with new cases of the virulent disease. Here, a poultry trader loads live chickens onto his motorbike on March 16 at a market outside Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Ham/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journal Publishes Details On Contagious Bird Flu Created In Lab

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Pixar's Brave premiered in Los Angeles on June 18. Brave producer Katherine Sarafian says Pixar experimented with making the protagonist a blacksmith's daughter and then a milkmaid before they settled on a princess. Matt Sayles/Invision for Dolby/AP hide caption

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