The Varyag aircraft carrier, shown April 26, is being renovated at a shipyard in the northern Chinese city of Dalian. After years of refurbishing work, the carrier — bought from Ukraine — has been described as "on the verge of setting out" by Xinhua state news agency.
Workers unload cargo from the first vessel to enter the Chinese-funded port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in November 2010. China's Export-Import Bank provided 85 percent of the financing for construction of the port.
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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann greets Irene Blom before speaking at a Presidential Lecture Series sponsored by The Family Leader, April 11, 2011 in Pella, Iowa. Bachmann, along with Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum, are expected to drop in on a Tea Party Bus Tour making its way through Iowa.
Charles Gross, a neuroscience professor at Princeton University, looks at a sheep brain with students at San Quentin as part of an Introduction to Biology class at the prison.
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Newark, N.J., last fall. Zuckerberg donated $100 million to improve local schools, but some are worried the money will be funneled to the wrong places.