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The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. One maritime workers union called the disaster a "wake-up call" highlighting long-standing safety concerns and what it sees as lax regulation. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich addresses the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. The state holds its primary on Saturday. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Back In the Game The Greyboy Allstars 0:10

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Day Is Done Brad Mehldau Trio 0:10

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Old mattresses lie on the street outside abandoned homes in Las Vegas, in this 2010 photo. Used mattresses present a unique problem to landfills and recycling firms alike. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Tube Top Temptation Matthew Stubbs 0:10

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Say Na Hey The Soul Rebels 0:30

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France's 35-hour work week has resulted in some workers accumulating vast amounts of overtime that they are required to use this year. The problem is particularly acute at some hospitals. Here a woman speaks with a doctor at the Conception Hospital in Marseille on Tuesday. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Valse a Rosenthal Hot Club of Detroit 0:10

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A truck passes shipping containers at China Shipping at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the busiest port complex in the U.S., near Long Beach, Calif. Stricter emissions standards have cut down on air pollution from the trucks, which has been one of the most significant sources of air pollution in California for many years. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Shooby Shooby Do Yah! Mocean Worker 0:20

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Little Fugue in G minor, Presto Jacques Loussier 0:20

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We Insist Zoe Keating 0:10

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Oil storage tanks at the Chevron Burnaby Oil Refinery on the shores of Burrard Inlet, east of Vancouver, British Columbia. Andy Clark/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Tiny Dream Car Cigarbox Planetarium 0:30

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Tablacadabra Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra 0:30

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People gather to protest against Hungary's new constitution outside the Opera House in Budapest on Jan. 2. Critics say the document curbs democracy. Ferenenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yekermo Gojogo 0:12

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The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura 1:40

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"It's not that I've fallen out of love; I've actually never liked sports, and I never understood how I became an athlete," Serena Williams said recently, according to TennisNow.com. "I don't like working out; I don't like anything that has to do with working physically." Tertius Pickard/AP hide caption

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Those Who Fight Further The Black Mages 0:20

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Con Mi Camera The Pinker Tones 0:20

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