Visitors to last month's Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair sample wine. Sales of wine have exploded in China, where the wealthy view it as a symbol of status and of being Western, modern and cool.
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A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Abyei last month. The Sudanese town on the faultline between north and south is slowly recovering from violence two years ago and is bracing for more bloodshed as a referendum looms on independence for Southern Sudan.
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A picture from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the dwarf planet Pluto. Astronomer Michael Brown explains his role in demoting the planet in his new book, How I Killed Pluto And Why It Had It Coming.
To create a believable new universe, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt recorded everyday sounds -- motors, animals -- on which to build the sonic signatures of spaceship engines and droids like R2-D2.
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