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Robert De Niro (left) plays Jonathan Flynn, the father of writer Nick Flynn (played by Paul Dano) who shows up at his son's workplace: a homeless shelter. David Lee/Focus Features hide caption

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A map of neurons of the mouse retina, reconstructed automatically by artificial intelligence from electron microscopic images. A. Zlateski based on data from K. Briggman, M. Helmstaedter, and W. Denk/MIT/Seung hide caption

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After the earthquake, workers were sent inside Reactor 1 at the Fukushima plant to release some of the pressure building up inside the reactors. Frontline hide caption

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A woman walks past a banner placed around the perimeter of the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg on World AIDS Day. The university used the banner to raise public awareness about AIDS and the devastating toll the disease has had in South Africa. Paul Botes/AP Photo hide caption

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The cast of The Muppets includes (left to right) Floyd Pepper, Fozzie Bear, Lew Zealand, Janice, Swedish Chef, Camilla The Chicken, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo, Scooter and Beaker. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Leonardo DiCaprio plays J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar, a biopic written by Dustin Lance Black. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Gambon's character slips in and out of feverish dreams in which his doctors and nurses start to sing and dance. BBC hide caption

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Barney Rosset paid $3,000 for Grove Press in 1951. Then he used the company to help tear down American obscenity laws of the 1950s and '60s. Jim Cooper/AP hide caption

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Orange You Glad We Wound Up Here? George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) play an unemployed Manhattan couple who stumble into a hippie farming commune whose denizens include characters played by Justin Theroux and Alan Alda. Gemma La Mana/Universal PIctures hide caption

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The documentary Putin's Kiss charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Courtesy of the filmmaker hide caption

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Bret McKenzie (left) wrote five of the songs in The Muppets, including the Oscar-nominated "Man or Muppet" and the opening number, "Life's a Happy Song." Andrew Macpherson/Disney hide caption

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Viola Davis earned her first Oscar nomination with a small but memorable role in Doubt; she also has won a pair of Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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