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January 31, 2015 at 08:26AM

Road to K-pop stardom Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. — By Reuters
Members of South Korean girl group GFriend watch a recording of their stage performance during a dress rehearsal for “The Show” in Seoul, Jan. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1KfeNem
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January 29, 2015 at 09:11AM

Massive snowstorm hits Northeast The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places.
Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the City of Boston across Dorchester Bay. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff) http://ift.tt/1Bru6fk
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January 29, 2015 at 09:11AM

Unrest in Yemen The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week after a Houthi rebel takeover of the country. Thousands demonstrated on Friday as lawmakers wait to convene over the weekend. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Army and police officers loyal to the Houthi movement shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration to show support to the movement in Sanaa Jan. 23. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1CAyJaZ
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January 29, 2015 at 09:11AM

Declining water levels in the Dead Sea Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due largely to the reduction of inflowing of water from the Jordan River. This has been attributed to the increased current consumption of water within the Jordan River water and irrigation drainage basin. Water resources in the region are scarce and affect Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan that are located within and bordering the basin. The sea is called ‘dead’ because its high salinity prevents aquatic organisms such as fish and aquatic plants from living in it. — By European Pressphoto Agency
An abandoned tourist Boat shipwreck lying at the Dead Sea coastal resort near Ein Gedi, Israel. According to media reports, the Dead Sea water level is dropping with an average of 3 feet per year since the first water level measurements in 1927. (Abir Sultan/EPA) http://ift.tt/1CAyJYu
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January 12, 2015 at 09:26PM

Unity Rallies for France terror victims A crowd estimated to be between one to three million people marched in Paris to remember the victims of a series of terror attacks which claimed the lives of 17 people. The Paris march was said to rival crowds that turned out for the liberation of France after WWII. Other rallies throughout France drew massive crowds as well. — By Lane Turner
A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. (STEPHANE MAHE) http://ift.tt/1Ik42Zp
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January 10, 2015 at 06:27AM

The Natural World: Animal patterns Animals offer photographers a wealth of visual material. Interesting forms, texture, patterns, movement, and color enrich the image. This is a selection of recent photos of animals and their environment from around the world that are captured with this in mind. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Sumatran tiger cubs and their parents walk around their enclosure at London Zoo in London, Jan. 5, 2015. The annual stock take and animal count, a requirement of London Zoo’s license, included additions to the international conservation breeding programme such as the three tiger cubs and Philippine crocodiles. (Toby Melville /Reuters)
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January 09, 2015 at 01:44AM

Paris attack Authorities are looking for the armed gunmen who stormed the office of the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and killed 12 people including the editor and two police officers. The paper had a history of publishing cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims.
People try to light candles to form the word “Charlie” to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Jan. 7. Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1BEEPqq
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January 09, 2015 at 01:44AM

Globe photos of the month, December 2014
Medical students wearing white coats held a “die-in” at Harvard Medical School’s Medical Education Center in Boston on International Human Rights Day. Demonstrations were also held at medical schools in New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to protest the lack of indictments for police killings and to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue . (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff) http://ift.tt/1BEEMuH
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October 29, 2014 at 12:44AM

Times Square

The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here’s a collection of photos of the spectacles. –By Lane Turner http://ift.tt/1u3Pl9s
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