Murmansk, Russia, is the largest city above the Arctic Circle. If Russia follows through with plans to explore for oil and natural gas offshore in the Arctic Ocean, the city and its port could see significant economic benefits.
A TSA employee being trained in behavioral pattern recognition watches passengers in line at Boston's Logan International Airport in 2010. This week, Logan will become the first U.S. airport to require every passenger to go through behavioral profiling.
A man is pulled off a commuter train at the Civic Center BART station on July 11 in San Francisco after climbing on top of it during a protest against the July 3 shooting by transit police of Charles Blair Hill. On Thursday, BART officials blocked cell service in some stations to prevent another protest.
In India, the centuries-old tradition of chewing betel leaves, or paan, spread with spices and sweeteners is losing popularity. In this file photo from 2006, an Indian shopkeeper arranges silver foils of paan at his roadside shop in New Delhi.
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin talks about the state's response to the drought during a news conference Monday in Oklahoma City. At right is state Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood.
A boom sweeps around a tank at a sewage treatment plant in Coos Bay, Ore. Even though sewage water can be treated and cleaned, psychologists say getting the "cognitive sewage" out of the water is much more difficult.