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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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The flame was flown from Greece to China, arriving Monday in Beijing, where the Chinese president sparked the longest ever Olympic torch relay.

March 31, 2008
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See a giant squid glossily preserved, the world's tallest man getting a break, northern lights glowing green over the Arctic, and more.

March 28, 2008
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Cities around the world will briefly go dim Saturday evening as the lights of buildings and landmarks are shut off for one hour to raise awareness about climate change.

March 28, 2008
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Egypt's City of the Dead is one of the country's largest cemeteries, dating back to the 14th century. As Cairo's population swells, the graveyard provides cheap and even free housing.

March 28, 2008
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A U.S. company unveiled its two-seat ship for space tourists, Lynx, on Wednesday. It plans to begin test flights in 2010.

March 27, 2008
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Canada's annual seal hunt begins Friday, as activists protest the government's allowance of more killings this year over last year. Warning: graphic imagery

March 27, 2008
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The snake charmers of Morocco's Jemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech are legendary among tourists, but they are under criticism for using snakes from the wild that are dwindling in number.

March 25, 2008
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A 70-year-old tortoise gives birth, a sandstorm blankets Beijing, Indians celebrate spring in living color, and more.

March 21, 2008
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In Northern Kamchatka in Russia, indigenous people hold an annual festival to celebrate reindeer, complete with racing, wrestling, and cooking competitions.

March 20, 2008
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Iran is preparing for Persian New Year, which begins with Thursday's spring equinox. The celebrations, called "Nowrūz," last 13 days, according to the millennia-old tradition.

March 19, 2008
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Art comes "alive" in a South Korean hologram exhibit that includes 3-D animations of da Vinci's "Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa," the Associated Press reports.

March 19, 2008
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A European spaceship is en route to become the first unmanned craft to dock with the International Space Station.

March 10, 2008
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See the earliest known photo of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Uncle Sam in a sad state, a groundbreaking space image, and more.

March 7, 2008
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A big quake rocks Britain, the New York Philharmonic entertains North Korea, a galaxy is ablaze with new stars, and more.

February 29, 2008

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