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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan holds up a Green Bay Packers jersey during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeffery Gluckstein and Michael Devine compete in the synchronized trampoline competition at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif., on June 27. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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A Pew Research Center study shows Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant group in the U.S., but that doesn't make theirs a success story. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Why should someone who wants a job have to confide their fears and flaws to judgmental strangers? Royal Five/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Protesters gather outside Downing Street in London to deliver a petition against the so-called "pasty tax," a government bid to levy 20 percent tax on hot takeaway food. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Rose Mary Sabo, widow of Army Spc. Leslie Sabo. Sabo was awarded the nation's highest military decoration posthumously for his actions on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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It's a constant test for parents: Everything you thought you were doing right may be wrong. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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President Barack Obama told ABC this week that he supports gay marriage. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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"Here's Mei right now," tweeted the National Zoo just before the procedure. "Volunteers are watching her from our research station as we prepare." Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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