Even as the current Syrian uprising continues, some Syrians plan to mark a brutal crackdown carried out by the government 30 years ago in the central city of Hama. Here, a Syrian rebel guards an alley in the central province of Homs on Wednesday.
With more than a dozen studio albums to her credit, Ani DiFranco has a strong handle on outspoken, politically charged music. Her latest is Which Side Are You On?
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Workers fill a pauper's grave at Homewood Memorial Gardens, south of Chicago, with remains from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is now catching up on its backlog of indigent burials.
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Yemeni army soldiers gather at the historic castle of Rada last month, as hundreds of al-Qaida gunmen yielded to tribal pressure and withdrew from Rada, a town they had held for nine days. The U.S. is increasingly turning its focus to al-Qaida affiliates such as the one in Yemen.
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Natural gas is much cleaner than coal. But some energy analysts say an overabundance of the fuel could depress development in even cleaner energy sources like wind and solar power. Above, a rig in Washington, Pa., drills into shale rock to extract natural gas.
Groundhog handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter during annual Groundhog Day festivities Thursday in Punxsutawney, Pa.
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