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Liverpool celebrates with a giant mechanical spider, Coney Island's Astroland closes, and more in our new weekly roundup of culture photos.

September 8, 2008
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While exploring Venezuelan wilderness, scientists discovered a new catfish. And they got a closer look at a fish species that lives for almost exactly one year.

September 4, 2008
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Australia sees little snow, but that doesn't stop some enthusiasts from "dogsledding." How? Just add wheels.

September 3, 2008
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Just 48 hours of sunlight can kill germs that cause cholera, typhoid, and other diseases—a discovery that's already helping Kenya's poor.

August 28, 2008
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Mexican devotees honor the folk saint Santa Muerte—a scythe-carrying skeleton—each month, though the Catholic Church links the saint to black magic and Satanism.

August 28, 2008
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National Geographic explorers take a three-month adventure through ice and Arctic waters to reach the islands of Franz Josef Land north of Russia.

August 25, 2008
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Galactic "tentacles" stay put, balloons take flight, tropical storm Fay fights on, and more in our selection of the week's best news photos.

August 21, 2008
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A ghost festival conjures spirits, monsoons blast India, an Olympian shatters records, and more.

August 14, 2008
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In northern Japan, declines in drifting Arctic sea ice are raising fears that global warming will impact wildlife and tourism at Shiretoko National Park.

August 13, 2008
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China has banned dog meat from being served in designated Olympic restaurants, though it is still on the menu elsewhere.

August 11, 2008
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Nicaragua celebrates its patron saint, an Amazonian volcano lets off steam, the Olympic torch reaches the Great Wall, and more of the best news photos this week.

August 8, 2008
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Russians dance on the grave of an economic collapse, horses hit the water, Greece burns, and more of our favorite recent news photos.

July 31, 2008
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With a reported repertoire of 32 sounds, belugas are called canaries of the sea. But in Russia some conservationists warn that the white whales may be too enticing for their own good.

July 31, 2008
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An exterminator, searching for gold in the Australian outback, became stranded for more than four days and says he survived by eating termites and other insects.

July 31, 2008
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The first WhiteKnightTwo plane—designed to carry a smaller craft nearly to the edge of space—was unveiled by billionaire Richard Branson.

July 29, 2008

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