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Photos for January 26, 2012

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A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.

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President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of supporters on Thursday at the UPS facility in Las Vegas.

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Coast Guard Patrol Boat Petrel (WPB 87350) anchored in the middle of San Diego harbor. The Coronado Bridge is in the background.

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Rick Steves visits Córdoba, a city in Andalusia, Spain

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Salvation Mountain at dusk.

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A view of the shrine built inside the mountain.

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One of the donated trucks, which Leonard Knight painted and converted into his house.

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Leonard Knight constructed Salvation Mountain using adobe, hay and thousands of gallons of paint.

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Leonard Knight's message of universal love is painted on various parts of the mountain, as well as items around the mountain.

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Leonard Knight's painting adorns various items around the mountain.

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A detail of the mountain.

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The monument marking the U.S.-Mexico border in August 2011. Before the new fence was built, it could be accessed from both countries.

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As more fencing has been built along the U.S.-Mexico border, markers like this one delineating the boundary near Tecate have been left entirely on the Mexican side of the fence.

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A detail of the mountain.

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A window decal on an abandoned car parked at Salvation Mountain.

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Over the years, visitors have donated thousands of gallons of paint. Several cans sit at the base of the mountain.

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A boat painted by Leonard Knight at Salvation Mountain.

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A mailbox is one of many objects that Leonard Knight painted at Salvation Mountain.

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A photo of artist Leonard Knight on the front of his truck.

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One of the trucks that artist Leonard Knight lived in.

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Welcome sign at Salvation Mountain.

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Signs welcoming different clubs to Slab City.

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Slab City, "The Last Free Place in America," is located 155 miles east of San Diego.

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Salvation Mountain, a large-scale artwork by artist Leonard Knight, is located just east of Niland, Calif.

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A meadow covered in wildflowers in the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County.

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San Diego actor Jeffrey Jones plays Carmichael, a man in search of his missing hand, in Cygnet Theatre's "A Behanding in Spokane."

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Turita Libre Roller Skating Party.

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An Iranian man counts banknotes after exchanging a gold coin for cash in Tehran on Monday. Gold coins were being exchanged for over 10 million rials as the Iranian currency continues to lose value against the U.S. dollar.

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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, shown at a campaign stop in South Carolina, spoke with NPR's All Things Considered today about the upcoming primaries, the possibility of a third-party run, taxes and other issues.

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