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Soldiers walk past part of a message written in blood at the site of a massacre at a ranch in northern Guatemala on May 16. The message is a warning to Otto Salguero — the owner of the ranch, according to local media. Guatemalan authorities blame the killings on the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas.
Shoppers crowd a narrow street outside Tsukiji market in Tokyo on Dec. 31, 2010. Japan has relatively tight social rules. And that makes sense, according to researchers. When people are squeezed together, they have an incentive to cooperate.
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Smoke billows from the Jabal Mohsen community while a Sunni gunman takes cover behind a wall in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood during clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon, on July 9, 2008.
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An ultralight aircraft with a basket outfitted for carrying pounds of marijuana crashed into a lettuce field north of San Luis, Ariz., three years ago. The number of ultralights illegally crossing into the U.S. nearly doubled last year.
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Amy Womack and her daughter, Alexis Nelson, sit on the front steps of her parents' house in Cleveland, Tenn., in late April. Womack says her father urged her and 13 relatives and friends into the basement before a tornado hit; she credits him with saving their lives.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde speaks with International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at a meeting of international finance leaders on April 15. In the wake of Strauss-Kahn's resignation from the IMF, many experts believe Lagarde is well-positioned to take the job.
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