A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a group allied with the United States, walks through debris in Raqqa, Syria, formerly the de facto capital of Islamic State.
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A technician examines the mirror on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Scientists at two national laboratories are currently building the components for an enormous digital camera that will capture images from the telescope.
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Johannes Selbach checks the green speckled Riesling grapes he grows along the Mosel River in Germany. This year Selbach said the harvest was a record month early, which he says is evidence of global warming.
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