Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in September 2002 over Justin Guarini, in front of co-hosts Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, who almost looks aware that this would be his only season.
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant sits along the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. It began operations in 1972 and was shut down at the end of 2014, the victim of competition from plants powered by abundant and cheap natural gas.
The Shanghai Rowing Club (middle) was rescued after preservationists fought a proposed demolition. In the background to the left is the futuristic skyline of Shanghai's financial district, Lujiazui.