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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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Somali forces arrested seven alleged sea pirates during rescue operations for a hijacked Dubai-based ship. A spate of piracy is plaguing Somalia's and Yemen's coasts.

April 23, 2008
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A Japanese oil tanker and a Spanish fishing boat are the latest victims of raids in the dangerous waters off Somalia and the Arabian Peninsula.

April 22, 2008
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Move over, Scotland. Bagpipes have been part of Iranian culture for the past two centuries, offering a unique sound that conveys both joy and sorrow.

April 18, 2008
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European scientists have combined virtual reality with treadmills to allow users to "walk through" the ancient city as it looked before the devastating volcanic eruption.

April 18, 2008
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Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the first public mass in his 2008 visit to the United States at the Nationals Park baseball stadium in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2008
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Mexicans pay nearly 8 percent of their annual family income in bribes, according to a poll released yesterday by the Mexican anti-corruption group Transparencia Mexicana.

April 17, 2008
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National Geographic producer Michael Davie was an eyewitness to yesterday's plane crash in Goma that reportedly killed at least 21 people.

April 16, 2008
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Amid colorful fireworks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong inaugurated the more than 500-foot-tall (150-meter-tall) Singapore Flyer, billed as the world's largest observation wheel.

April 16, 2008
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The canyon's Upper Granite Gorge formed 55 million years ago, a new study says, suggesting that the Grand Canyon we see today may be the result of "ancestral" canyons that slowly grew together.

April 9, 2008
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Dangling high above San Francisco Bay, high-altitude activists turned the Golden Gate Bridge into an anti-China billboard. The Olympic torch is set to arrive Wednesday.

April 7, 2008
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Fire destroyed the historic Quebec City Armory Friday night. The building contained what is believed to have been the largest suspended wood ceiling in Canada.

April 07, 2008
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See a striking image of blood on ice, the Golden Gate gone dark, a "young" supernova, a robotic ship on the edge of space, and more.

April 4, 2008
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See the earliest known gold necklace created in the Western Hemisphere—found in a burial site near Lake Titicaca in Peru.

April 02, 2008
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In the small hilltop town of Torrita di Siena, they race a horse of a different color.

April 01, 2008

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