President Obama talks with actor George Clooney during a White House meeting about Sudan in 2010. The president is attending a fundraiser at Clooney's house Thursday, along with a few sweepstakes winners.
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A pair of powerful bombs killed more than 50 people on the outskirts of Damascus on Thursday. This photo released by the official Syrian news agency SANA shows the aftermath. The blasts were the latest blow to a collapsing peace plan.
Layers of earthquake-twisted ground are seen where the 14 freeway crosses the San Andreas Fault near Palmdale, Calif. The San Andreas Fault, like the kind that caused the huge earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, is a strike-slip fault, where the tectonic plates slide past each other.
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Muslim and Christian women team up to try everything imaginable to distract their men from war in the Lebanese film Where Do We Go Now? Director and actress Nadine Labaki plays the lead role of Amale.
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Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos at the preliminary hearing in the death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man. Ramos and fellow officer Jay Cicinelli will stand trial for Thomas' death.
Huge belches of steam, smoke and flames rise from the smokestacks on Michigan's Zug Island. Residents of Windsor, Ontario, say they can hear a humming coming from the man-made island.
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