Leonid Burmistrov, a researcher at the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, stands amid orange "sorbus" or "mountain ash." This fruit and others could be destroyed if the Russian government sells the land in the village of Pavlovsk. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Visitors walk through a room that contains works by early Italian painters at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout walks past temporary cells ahead of a hearing on Friday at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Estonia, which joined the European Union in 2004, will adopt the euro as its currency in January 2011. Matthias Rietschel/AP hide caption

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