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An image believed to be that of a hole-punch cloud. Scientists say airplanes create these patterns when they fly through certain types of clouds. The water in the clouds can turn to rain or snow and fall to the ground.
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Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, introduces the Prius v midsize hybrid-electric vehicle (left) and the Prius C Concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 10.
An environmental clean water protester participates in a rally at the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg against the drilling of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.
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