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Detective novelist Raymond Chandler. Though he remained married to Cissy for 30 years, he wasn't always faithful. However, he continually professed his love for her and was devastated by her death.

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Cissy Chandler, wife of detective novelist Raymond Chandler. Cissy lied about her age when they married. She said she was only 10 years older but she was actually 18 years his senior.

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A parade of classic, antique cars drove Cissy Chandler's ashes from the Mausoleum to the Chandler grave.

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A wreath at the Valentine's Day ceremony reuniting detective novelist Raymond Chandler and his wife of 30 years, Cissy Chandler. The two were not buried together, despite their expressed wishes.

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Dr. Annie Thiel and Loren Latker secured the court order allowing Cissy's internment with Raymond Chandler and organized the Valentine's Day ceremony. They are both Chandler buffs.

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The crowd gathered around Raymond Chandler's grave as Rev. Randal Gardner prepared to place Cissy Chandler's ashes into a pre-dug hole.

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Aissa Wayne, daughter of film star John Wayne, and actor Powers Booth watch the ceremony.

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Actor Powers Booth entertained the crowd by sharing his favorite excerpts from Chandler novels. Booth played Chandler's famous private eye Phillip Marlowe in a 1983 television series.

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The box holding the ashes of Pearl Chandler, who went by the name Cissy. The box was kept on a storage shelf at the Cypress View Mausleum for 57 years.

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Among the guests of honor were Chandler biographer Judith Freeman, actor Powers Booth, and Aissa Wayne, an attorney and the daughter of film star John Wayne. The latter helped secure the court order to allow the internment of Cissy Chandler's ashes.

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Rev. Randal Gardner leads the crowd in prayer after placing Cissy Chandler's ashes in a pre-dug hole at the Chandler gravesite.

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Rev. Randal Gardner and Chandler historian Loren Latker arrive with Cissy Chandler's ashes.

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Around 75 friend and fans gathered at Mount Hope Cemetery for the ceremony. A dixieland jazz band performed.

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Three young men who act the act of gang members, but are generally just posers.

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Bahraini protestors run for cover after police fired tear gas canisters to disperse them in the village of Diraz, northwest of Bahrain.

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Photo of the crash of two Boeing 747 airliners that collided in thick fog on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew.

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Side view of Air France A330. On June 1, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it all 228 lives on board. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish without a trace?

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Neuroscientist André Fenton. Can a simple injection erase a painful memory? André Fenton says it can. But he isn’t in the business of wiping out personal histories. He hopes that his work can help people struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and one day illuminate the biological root of memory itself.

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Head lice. Fossils can tell us a lot about human evolution, but still leave many questions unanswered. After sucking our blood for millions of years, lice are suddenly proving their value: Their DNA turns out to hold a treasure trove of clues about our evolution.

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Timothy Olyphant stars as Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens

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Participants at the Coming Home Project's retreat for female veterans and service members

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House Budget Committee members (L-R) Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) unload boxes of President Barack Obama's proposed FY2012 federal budget in the Cannon House Office Building February 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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Filemon Jara Jr. gets off his horse after getting into second place at the Pico Rivera charreada.

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Filemon Jara Sr. & Filemon Jara Jr. represent two generations of charros from Mexico and the U.S., respectively.

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Filemon Jara Jr. was introduced to charreria by his father, who practiced it in Mexico before moving to California. Filemon and his two other brothers all practice alongside their father and plan on introducing it to their kids, too.

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A young boy in full charro gear, with a shirt emblazoned with the city where his father rides: San Ysidro. Men are introduced to charreria from the time they're very little.

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One charro watches another in the very first of the charro tricks, the "cala de caballo", which is meant to show off the horse's discipline.

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A charro practices the "floreada" or lasso skills as he rides behind a wild mare.

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The charros gather in the arena before the competition begins.

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Filemon Jara Sr. of San Ysidro gets his horse ready for a Sunday charreada. Pico Rivera, CA.

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