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The burning of a farm in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864, detail from a contemporary field sketch by Alfred Waud

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Traces of a historic and cultural heritage in the 1,310-square-mile Northern Cyprus go back 10,000 years. The first signs of human occupation on the island date from 8,000 B.C.

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An ambitious pipeline project linking reservoirs in Turkey to the parched, isolated Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is on track to bring much needed drinking water to the island by year's end.

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Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

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"Climate action is not just a defensive play, it advances the ball. We can turn our challenge into an opportunity to modernize our power sector and build a low-carbon economy that will fuel growth for decades to come," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday in a speech at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit research organization. (Associated Press)

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Maryland native Caroline Bowman, as Eva Peron, arrives in Buenos Aires to begin her showbiz career (and eventually become Argentine first lady) in "Evita." (Photograph by Richard Termine)

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Firefighters rest as rescue efforts continue at the World Trade Center in New York Wednesday Sept. 12, 2001. (Associated Press)

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Marines and sailors from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head for a Marine Medium Tiltorotor Squadron 365 MV-22 Osprey at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Image: U.S. Marine Corps) ** FILE **

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Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

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Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

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More than 100 activists were arrested Monday in New York City during "Flood Wall Street," a protest against what organizers say is the corporate world's contribution to climate change. (Twitter/@FloodWallStreet)

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The family of former Marine Jordan Buisman was somehow able to reschedule a VA appointment from his grave. (Image: KARE 11, NBC Minnesota)

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Many of the Syrian refugees were women, children and the elderly, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants on their villages. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators stage a sit-in Monday on Broadway during a march protesting for action on climate change. (Associated Press)

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Protestors and police wrestle near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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A parishioner from the Notre Dame d' Haiti Catholic Church carries a rosary as they walk the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Several thousand Syrians, mostly Kurds, crossed into Turkey seeking refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria. The Obama plan calls for local fighters to counter the terror group on the ground. (associated press)

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Elliot Crown of New York parades in a costume called "Fossil Fool." The goal of signing a climate deal could better be facilitated more by strategic negotiations rather than distracting protest marches. (Associated Press)

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Cpt. Tony Grider, 41, has died after he was electrocuted while participating in an "ice bucket challenge" for ALS. (Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Fire Department)

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Former Director for Operations Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps, May 5, 2005. (Department of Defense) ** FILE **