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Lynda Erkiletian (from left), Catherine Ommanney and Mary Schmidt Amons are three of the five women featured in the new Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. Only one of the five actually lives in the District.
A police officer runs following a car bomb attack on police patrol trucks July 15 in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Juarez cartel claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people and marked an unprecedented escalation in Mexico's drug war.
Former Chenzhou city anti-corruption official Zeng Jinchun stands trial in Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, in 2008. He was convicted of corruption, sentenced to death, and is now awaiting execution. Similar corruption scandals have occurred across China.
This composite image of brain scans shows two traits of a highly impulsive individual. The cool colors in the midbrain are indicative of a decrease in dopamine receptor levels while the warm colors show elevated levels of dopamine in a different part of the brain called the striatum.
Joshua W. Buckholtz and David H. Zald
Spot The Schmuck: Paul Rudd (right) stars as Tim, an ambitious executive tasked with finding a weirdo to bring to his boss's dinner -- for the high-flying hedge-fund types to mock. Steve Carell plays the oddball in question, a bizarre IRS agent who moonlights as a taxidermist.
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A man walks through a Beijing building formerly used as a secret detention center in 2009. In these "black jails," Chinese citizens are held, forcibly restrained and sometimes beaten to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government.
A BP contractor uses a piece of absorbent boom to try to sop up oil from a marsh near Cocodrie, La. An NOAA contractor says this technique is not approved and will cause more harm than good to Louisiana's fragile marshes. But this worker's boss defends the technique.