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A man who lost a relative as Copts and Egyptian troops clashed on Oct. 9 holds a cross Oct. 10 in front of the Cairo morgue. (Associated Press)

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An Anopheles funestus mosquito, which spreads a deadly malaria parasite common in sub-Saharan Africa, sucks blood from a human host. A malaria vaccine tested in seven African countries cut the number of malaria cases in young children in half. More studies need to be done, including on infants. (University of Notre Dame via CDC via Associated Press)

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The Dixie Chicks didn't fiddle around before accepting an invitation to participate in a concert to help raise money for victims of the Texas wildfires this summer. (Associated Press)

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Afghan national army soldiers sit atop an armored vehicle at the Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct. 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Libyan revolutionary soldiers at the steps of her C-17 military transport upon her arrival in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The Obama administration announced increased U.S. aid for Libya, including medical care for wounded fighters and additional assistance to secure weaponry that many fear could fall into the hands of terrorists. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

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"Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday of the health care law provision that included nursing homes and in-home aides for the disabled. (Associated Press)

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Francois Hollande, who won the vote for the French Socialist Party's presidential candidate, speaks in Paris on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said, "We shall never have troops coming to fight for us. I cannot accept foreign troops to come and fight for me. We have the capacity to fight our wars." He said U.S. personnel will gather intelligence. (Associated Press)

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Unemployed father Edin Hajdarevic holds Ajsa, a 20-month-old baby born with multiple brain and intestine disorders, at their home near Visoko, Bosnia. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, in testifying to a House defense panel Thursday, voice their concerns about mandatory military cuts that may result from deficit-reduction problems. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is escorted in the rain to his car at the Pentagon on Oct. 12, 2011, after his meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (Associated Press)

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A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile sits on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan in June 2010. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has praised the Predator for its precision-targeting ability, which minimizes collateral damage. (Associated Press)

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A subscriber holds a BlackBerry in Ottawa. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Conrad Murray listens Oct. 12, 2011, as Dr. Alon Steinberg speaks from the witness stand during Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Conrad Murray listens in court Oct. 11, 2011, during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks Tuesday night as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens during a GOP debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has been accused of a "lack of trustworthiness" in telling what he knew about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Fast and Furious" probe involving straw purchases of guns that were then "walked" into Mexico and given to drug smugglers. (Associated Press)

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Egyptian Coptic demonstrators carry Christian crosses and an Egyptian flag during a Copts demonstration that developed into clashes with army soldiers in Cairo on Oct. 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

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At the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation, about 600 vervets live in fenced pens at a former sugar estate. "The monkeys get better care than I do," said the lab's veterinarian, Dr. Ricaldo Pike, during a tour of the facility, which has conducted groundbreaking research on Parkinson's disease. (Associated Press)

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Joe Cabey, a monkey trapper, holds a vervet monkey he captured in the mountains in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis. Thousands of vervets have lived uneasily with islanders for more than three centuries. At the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation, about 600 vervets live in pens at a former sugar estate. "The monkeys get better care than I do," said Dr. Ricaldo Pike, a veterinarian at the lab, which has conducted groundbreaking research on Parkinson's disease. (Associated Press)