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Trainers help Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy after he took a hit during a game in December. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, 23 of 44 NFL players said they would try to hide a brain injury rather than leave a game. Don Wright/AP hide caption

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Zambia's tourism minister Given Lubinda bungee-jumped off of a bridge at Victoria Falls to invite tourists back. ITN News via YouTube hide caption

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Participants recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Hillsborough County Republican Gala Friday in Nashua, New Hampshire. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Christian Witkin hide caption

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Laura Nyro performs at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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A holiday shopper at the Toys R Us in New York's Times Square. Andrew Burton/AP hide caption

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President Obama salutes service members from both sides of the Atlantic as he walks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, last week. Markus Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly made a comment that German Chancellor Angela Merkel ate a "second helping of cheese," even though she says she's on a diet.

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Siri's answer to the meaning of life is actually kind of impressive.

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A Phiten necklace flies around the neck of Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Chris Narveson as he throws during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Messages posted on a glass window pay tribute to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outside the Apple store in Hong Kong.

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The Chicago Bears showed some skills off the field and on the stage in 1985 when they recorded the "Super Bowl Shuffle." Paul Natkin/NFL via Getty hide caption

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