A researcher works at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in central China's Hubei province on June 9. Beijing's spending on research and development has increased over the past few years in an effort to re-establish the country's scientific prowess.
Construction crews at a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told on July 19 to stop working after the U.S. House refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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A 1971 artist's sketch released by the FBI shows the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper'. The sketch was made from the recollections of passengers and crew of a Northwest Orient Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle.
Anti-government protesters rest on their collapsed tent following clashes with the police as they called for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen.
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Members of the Allied team take cover on the "beach" — the field that faces the tree line where the Axis team has embedded. Thousands of people traveled to a field in Jim Thorpe, Pa., to re-enact one of the most famous battles in history using paintball guns instead of real ammo.
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