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Children play on a Nigerian oil-flow station in 2007. Nigeria, a major oil source for the United States, is riddled with ancient pipes and constant spills. That, plus the geopolitical challenges involved, is why much of Nigeria's crude is the kind of "tough oil" that author Michael Klare describes. George Osodi/AP hide caption

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Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts an oil-covered pelican, which was stuck in oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico, in early June. Gerald Herbert/AP Photo hide caption

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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Stroud/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Women take part in a 1977 demonstration in New York City demanding safe and legal abortions for all women. Peter Keegan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Dan Gottlieb hosts a mental-health call-in radio show on WHYY. In 1979, was in a near-fatal car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. hide caption

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Kyle Steiner, a member of Battle Company, stands in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company's actions were the basis of the documentary Restrepo by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Outpost Films hide caption

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An image from the BP video shows oil gushing from the blown well in the Gulf of Mexico. AP hide caption

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Quanah Parker was the last chief of the Comanches — and the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured as a child by the Comanches. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When James Murphy was 22, he was offered a writing job on the sitcom Seinfeld but turned it down to focus on his musical career. Ruvan Wijesooriya hide caption

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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To Infinity And Day Care: Jessie and Buzz Lightyear are back — this time, trying to escape from hyperactive toddlers. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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