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Japan Self-Defense Force officers in radiation protection suits hold a blue sheet over patients who were exposed to high levels of radiation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on March 25. A team of experts at Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences have helped treat injured workers.
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In his career, Manning Marable wrote about the struggle for equal rights — and especially the life of Malcolm X. In this file photo from 2001, he posed at his Columbia University office in New York.
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Camel owners wait for customers on the outskirts of Cairo on March 3. Tourism continues to suffer in Egypt following the uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign.
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President Obama participates in an AARP tele-town hall on health care in July 2009. The seniors group lobbied hard for the president's health care law. Now, Republicans say the group stands to make a healthy profit from the law.
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