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With a city still in shambles from a deadly tornado, high school students in Moore, Okla., are graduating Saturday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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After a half-year mission at the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lands in central Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Sergei Remezov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boston residents celebrated Friday night after law enforcement officers captured one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Frank Cahill, 14, of Parker, Colo., spells a word correctly during the third round of the National Spelling Bee in 2012. This week the Bee announced that competitors will have to know the definitions of words in addition to the spelling. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The iconic Chicago photographer Art Shay took portraits of presidents, prizefighters, prose poets — and in the person of Roger Ebert, at least one Pulitzer-winning critic. Art Shay hide caption

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Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Center during the mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday in Rome. L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images hide caption

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This week scientists announced they have reproduced the genome of an extinct amphibian, the gastric brooding frog. Auscape/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced Friday that he has reversed his stance against same-sex marriage. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Van Cliburn accepts flowers from the audience in the Moscow Conservatory in April 1958, after a performance during the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, which he won. Courtesy Van Cliburn Foundation/AP hide caption

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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira speaks to the French National Assembly on Jan. 29, the first day of debate on the government project to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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