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Kazuo Hirai, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, introduces the company's next-generation portable gaming machine, PlayStation Vita, during Monday's news conference at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles. The touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld PlayStation Vita that will go on sale before the winter holidays. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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With canned goods in short supply during World Wars I and II, people ate more fresh fruit and vegetables — many from their own back yards. National Archives, Publications of the U.S. Government hide caption

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