The ring-tailed lemur is one of many pint-sized creatures on the island of Madagascar. Scientists have long noted that despite the great diversity of fauna on the island, there are few large beasts, like the lions and elephants found on mainland Africa. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court Dec. 28, 2009, with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Members of the Uganda National Pastors Task Force Against Homosexuality demonstrate in front of the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, in December. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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