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Fireworks explode over Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 12 during rehearsals for massive National Day celebrations to be held Oct. 1. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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U.S. soldiers walk through the mountains on patrol in Afghanistan's northeastern Nuristan province in February. The U.S. military is beginning to pull troops out of remote areas such as Nuristan and move them to more populated areas.
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The skyscraper best known as the headquarters for U.S. Steel now also houses University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the region's largest employer. In the foreground is the environmentally friendly convention center where the G-20 leaders will meet.