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Since Jan. 1, pump prices for gasoline have averaged well above $3 per gallon. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Hosni Mubarak gave a speech in which it was anticipated he would announce his resignation. Instead, the 82-year-old Egyptian president repeated his intention to remain in power until the presidential elections in September. AlJazeeraEnglish/YouTube hide caption

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Spotted On The Runway: Let's hope these puppies from Jean-Paul Gaultier's Jan. 26 show in Paris don't catch on. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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When the Super Bowl finally rolls around this Sunday, we will talk more about the ads — like the one in which Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne shill for Best Buy — than the actual game. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Best Buy hide caption

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A man has his photo taken by a companion at the top of the the so-called "Rocky Steps" in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art during a blowing snowstorm Dec. 26. Philadelphia has been pounded by multiple heavy snowstorms this winter and has learned the terrible truth: Sometimes, weather hype is not hype at all. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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By choosing Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver the official rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, the Republicans are sending the nation two messages about their priorities: Undo much of what Obama has done, but undo it in a civil way. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Fairy tales have been a part of Disney's movie repertoire since the 1937 release of its first feature-length film, Snow White. But now that the company has decided to stop making animated princess movies, does this spell The End for the genre? Sotheby's/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During his address Wednesday at a memorial service for victims of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., President Obama called on Americans to "make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that — that heals, not in a way that wounds." Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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