Early morning haze colors Mount Katahdin and its surrounding mountains as seen in 2014 from a height of land along Route 11 in Patten, Maine. The viewpoint is part of the Katahdin Woods & Waters scenic byway. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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An artist's depiction of the surface of the planet Proxima b as it orbits the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system. The planet is a bit more massive than Earth, scientists say, and circles its star once every 11 days. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nature hide caption

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Afghan security forces rush to respond to an attack on the campus of American University of Kabul on Wednesday. "We are trying to assess the situation," President Mark English told The Associated Press. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world. The pearl reportedly weighs about 75 pounds and was discovered by a fisherman 10 years ago. Aileen Cynthia Amurao/SWNS.com hide caption

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The ancient Sulamuni temple is surrounded by a cloud of dust as a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Bagan, Myanmar, on Wednesday. Soe Moe Aung/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents stand among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice on Wednesday. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the early morning. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Among La. Flood Victims, 'Depression Levels Are Really High'

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Ten thousand fire personnel are battling blazes across California, including in San Luis Obispo County, where the massive Chimney Fire threatens homes and the historic Hearst Castle. AP hide caption

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Ian Bradley-Perrin (left) and fellow graduate student Olga Brudastova have been active in the campaign to unionize grad students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University. Karen Matthews/AP hide caption

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Paleoartist Peter Schouten's reconstruction of Microleo attenboroughi prowling along the branches of rain forest trees in search of prey. Peter Schouten/Courtesy of the University of New South Wales hide caption

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Afghan police train with their weapons in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, in July. Hundreds of U.S. troops are deployed to train and assist security forces in Helmand province, where the Taliban have recently made territorial gains. Abdul Khaliq/AP hide caption

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The so-called Voynich Manuscript, a small unassuming book usually stored in a Yale University vault, is one of the most mysterious books in the world. A small publishing house in northern Spain has finally secured the right to replicate the document. Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And A Judge Agrees

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that his administration would individually restore voting rights to 13,000 felons who have served their time. Last month, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that McAuliffe lacked the constitutional authority to enfranchise more than 200,000 felons en masse. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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