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The Olympic flag flutters near the Cauldron at the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Willis Conover, an expert on jazz, broadcasts "Music USA" from his Voice of America studio in Washington in March 1959. AP hide caption

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Members of the New Horizons science team react to seeing the spacecraft's image of Pluto on Tuesday, before its closest approach. Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP hide caption

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In the week since the Charleston church shooting, fliers advocating for the Ku Klux Klan, paired with candy and bigoted screeds, have turned up on lawns throughout the U.S., including this one in Rockdale County, Ga. Rockdale County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following a 6km-long march. Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dakota Valley Elementary School kitchen manager Della Curry said she "knew the whole time it was a firing offense" to give out free lunches. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Per the New York Daily News, on weekdays, only 74% of trains arrive on time at terminals. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price did not raise his voice as he delivered 77 profanities in response to a reporter's question. Joe Robbins/Getty Images hide caption

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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Martin Luther King Jr., with his wife, Coretta, at a Harlem hospital after he was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry in 1958. AP hide caption

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Anne Frank poses in 1941. Frans Dupont/AP hide caption

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Narbonne takes on View Parkin in the L.A. City Section Girls Basketball Open Division Quarterfinal in Los Angeles, CA. Thomas R. Cordova/Courtesy of Daily Breeze hide caption

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Gerbils are harmless... Right? Peter Knight/Flickr hide caption

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In a statement, Carnegie Mellon apologized for the "miscommunication" with applicants. Ken Andreyo/AP Photo/Carnegie Mellon hide caption

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A woman kneels near a makeshift memorial for Kayla Mueller in Prescott, Ariz. Brian Skoloff/AP hide caption

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People look at a portrait of Oscar Romero at the cathedral of San Salvador, where as archbishop he resisted a brutal regime. He was murdered and the Vatican has declared him a martyr. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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