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A U.S. soldier is brought to the emergency room at the U.S. hospital at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, after he was wounded by a roadside bomb in Wardak province, June 2009. The facility uses both cutting-edge technology as well as old techniques discovered anew to treat the massive number of wounded soldiers who pass through. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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At Bagram, War's Tragedy Yields Medical Advances

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Bitter, sweet: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams dance a wrenching two-step in Derek Cianfrance's relationship drama Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Three Unpretty Pictures Open Just In Time For Oscar

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U.S. soldiers return fire upon a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Outpost Badel in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, Dec. 25. Rafiq Maqboold/AP hide caption

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Pondering A 'Plan B' In Afghanistan

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The Ghent Altarpiece, or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed in 1432 by Jan van Eyck, is considered the first great painting of the Renaissance. Click here to see a larger version of the piece. Hubert Eyck/The Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This The World's Most Coveted Painting?

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