Devon Energy Corp.'s steam generation plant uses steam-assisted gravity drainage to extract bitumen from oil sands near Conklin, Alberta, on June 28.
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Juan Tangoa, a shaman and medicine man at Yacu Puma Healing Center outside Iquitos in northeastern Peru, looks at the glass of ayahuasca, a potion with hallucinogenic properties made from jungle vines and considered sacred by Indians. Growing numbers of foreign tourists are trying ayahuasca, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fear, paranoia and nightmares, in hopes of soothing anything from childhood trauma to depression.
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Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) and Ayanda (Zandie Msutwana) travel a long road to celebrate their White Wedding in a South African romantic comedy that opens in the U.S. this September.
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A great white shark swims near Cape Cod, Mass., in 2004. Officials are using high-tech tags to track the movements of great whites near Chatham's Lighthouse Beach.
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Joseph McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation stayed in one of the McLeod Plantation slave houses on James Island in Charleston, S.C., as part of his "Slave Cabin Project."