There's plenty of snow for the Olympics. A massive, fully automatic snow-making system operated by a Michigan-based company comes complete with two man-made lakes to draw water from. The company says the snow that's been pumped so far could cover more than 900 football fields.
Michael Sawyer, the latest doctor in his family, holds a portrait of his grandfather Dr. Ken Sawyer, while his father Robert, a surgeon, looks on.
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Bureaucracy and mammoth student loans weren't part of the package for Dr. Michael Sawyer's father and grandfather. Still, like them, he feels medicine is a calling. A fourth generation of Sawyers is thinking about whether to carry on the tradition.
Falun Gong practitioners watch a video at the Masanjia re-education through labor camp in northeast China's Liaoning province on May 22, 2001.
China officially shut down its re-education through labor camp system late last year. But critics say the change was mostly cosmetic and that the government still has a wide range of means to incarcerate critics without legal process.
Shaun White practiced at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi on Monday. On Wednesday, he withdrew from the event, saying the slopestyle course is too risky for him.
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