When wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau finds roadkill, she uploads data about it onto her smartphone. Sarah Harris/NCPR hide caption

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Jessica Bermudez, 24, models a dress at Deja Vu in Alexandria, Va. Bermudez is competing for the title of Miss District of Columbia USA, and says she regularly enters beauty pageants. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Palestinian children play in the rubble of a house that was hit by an Israeli strike during Israel's recent military offensive in the Gaza Strip Saturday. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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Jimmy Stewart in a scene from the 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. AP hide caption

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President Obama looks over a roller coaster with K'Nex inventor and Chairman Joel Glickman (left) and President and CEO Michael Araten on Friday during a tour of the company in Hatfield, Pa. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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USS Enterprise sails in the Persian Gulf while in support of Operation Southern Watch and the extended "no-fly" zone over Iraq on Sept. 22, 1996. Matthew Hostetler/AP hide caption

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Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area on Thursday, the same day an Internet blackout struck the country. The cause is still unclear, but many claim the Syrian government was responsible. Narciso Contreras/AP hide caption

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Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has made big promises in a country with a mixed record. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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A displaced Congolese woman carries her belongings in the grounds of a religious organisation on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, earlier this week. Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lauren Rae (left) and Olivia Marlow look at the ornaments in the Grand Foyer during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. This year's theme is "Joy to All." Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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