Tech companies around the world have set up shop in the financial district in Dublin, Ireland. Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plant pathologists sequenced the genome of 19th century potato specimens like this one from London's Kew Gardens herbarium, collected during the height of the Irish famine in 1847. Marco Thines/Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung hide caption

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Tea a dangerous habit? Women have long made a ritual of it, but in 19th century Ireland, moral reformers tried to talk them out of it. At the time, tea was considered a luxury, and taking the time to drink it was an affront to the morals of frugality and restraint. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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People hold pictures of Savita Halappanavar during a vigil outside Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, on Thursday. Halappanavar died Oct. 28 in Galway, Ireland, just days after she was denied an abortion. Peter Morrison/AP hide caption

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Phyllis O'Toole joined an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in the streets of Dublin on Saturday (March 31, 2012). Shawn Pogatchnik/AP hide caption

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The Anglo Irish Bank logo is pictured on a computer screen in London. Ireland warned on Thursday that the state rescue of Anglo Irish Bank could cost 34.3 billion euros, pushing the public deficit up to 32 percent of economic output this year. The potential rescue bill, equivalent to 46.6 billion dollars, is roughly the same as Ireland's annual taxation revenues.  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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