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The confluence of the Baker and Chacabuco rivers in the remote Patagonian region of Aysen in Chile, as seen on Jan. 20, 2008. The plan to build five new hydroelectric dams in the region has sparked protests in Chile.
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.
Actor Jessica Alba, accompanied by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), reacts when a buzzer calling for a vote goes off during a news conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday about chemical regulation.
Residents of Joplin, Mo. salvage items from their home on Monday, a day after a devastating tornado struck the town. University of Oklahoma meteorologist Howie Bluestein says this could be be the last major tornado of the season, or "it could continue to be crazy."