WEEK IN PHOTOS: Dazzling Diamond, Milk Scandal, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Dazzling Diamond, Milk Scandal, More
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Lesotho, September 21, 2008--Truly a girl's best friend, this uncut stone in an undated photo is the world's 20th largest rough diamond.

In the proper hands the 478-carat stone could become the biggest polished, round diamond in history and weigh some 150 carats.

Experts say the stone is of top-quality color and clarity and could fetch tens of millions of dollars.

Miners unearthed the stone at Gem Diamonds' Letseng mine, a facility in which the Lesotho government holds a 30 percent share.

--Brian Handwerk
—Photograph by Press Association/AP Images
 
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