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A tractor army, a harvest of rifles, Midwest floods, and a fleet of naked bicyclists helped flesh out summer solstice week.

June 19, 2008
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Undercover agents with a wildlife-trade investigation group report that they recently found illegal tiger bone wine for sale in two Chinese safari parks.

June 11, 2008
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New photos of an "uncontacted" Amazon tribe are stirring debate. Should isolated peoples be contacted? And are they truly uncontacted in the first place? With video.

June 3, 2008
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See a star flaming out in spectacular style, candy-colored fireworks exploding over New York, dairy kings risking injury for a speeding cheese wheel, and more.

May 30, 2008
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The Vatican has reopened the Valeri Mausoleum, the largest and most luxurious of 22 pagan tombs buried under St. Peter's Basilica, the Associated Press reports.

May 28, 2008
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See Amazon Indians protest with machetes, French fishers send up flares over fuel prices, Chinese workers erecting "instant" houses for quake victims, and more.

May 22, 2008
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People living permanently on the islands to serve tourists may represent an "invasive species" that could destroy the unique and iconic habitat.

May 22, 2008
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Host Alex Trebek asks the last three questions of the final round in the 2008 National Geographic Bee held in Washington, D.C.

May 21, 2008
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Cyclone Nargis stripped gold panels and precious gems from parts of the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Paya temple complex, one of the world's largest Buddhist sites.

May 15, 2008
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A small, fragile piece of a 2,000-year-old Dead Sea scroll was shown briefly to visitors at a Jerusalem conference.

May 14, 2008
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See a supercell light up the Texas sky, U.S. Marines braving a sandstorm in Afghanistan, the Olympic torch reach the top of Mount Everest, and more.

May 9, 2008
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See half-naked—but all red—revelers get medieval, a Hollywood landmark go up in smoke, skulls stare into the Paris underworld, and more.

May 2, 2008
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In Lithuania, real witches celebrate the arrival of spring on Walpurgis night.

May 2, 2008
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Later this year, cockfighting will be banned in Louisiana, making it illegal in all 50 U.S. states. But in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, it is a legal, thriving industry with more than a hundred licensed arenas.

April 28, 2008
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See a noxious volcano blazing, a steaming sacrifice, uncanny underwater robots, Europe's biggest waterfall turned blue, and more.

April 25, 2008

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