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Photos for July 10, 2013

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Drew Hannah works to position plastic dials and buttons on his stormtrooper armor.

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An Imperial Gunner in costume.

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Steve Leahy's Shadow Stormtrooper armor.

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Members of the 501st Legion gather in Drew Hannah's garage to work on their stormtrooper armor.

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A stormtrooper reenactor greets a young girl during an appearance.

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More than half of Americans in a new Quinnipiac University national poll see former National Security Agency contract worker Edward Snowden, who spilled secrets about the NSA's surveillance programs, as a whistle-blower, not a traitor.

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Coast Law Group cofounder Marco Gonzalez.

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U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks at a press conference Wednesday on Republican plans to delay enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Looking on are Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and John Cornyn, R-Texas.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., walks toward the stage as he is introduced at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in June.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., walks toward the stage as he is introduced at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference on June 13.

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Tourists walk across the Badwater Basin which sits 282 feet below sea level, in Death Valley, Calif., on June 30. People from around the world flock to the area to experience temperatures that rise to the high 120's on a regular basis.

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Charlie Callagan, a Death Valley National Park Ranger, stands near the bluffs overlooking Badwater Basin. Tourists come to experience temperatures they can't back home, Callagan says.

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A crowd gathers at the temperature gauge outside the Furnace Creek Visitors on June 30. The temperature on the official thermometer was at 129 degrees in the shade.

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A motor home parked in the lot of Zabriskie Point. The official world record high of 134 degrees was set 100 years ago in Furnace Creek.

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A family walks away from Zabriskie Point.

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The sun sets on a record 129-degree day on Artists Drive near Furnace Creek.

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Jonathan Rice, dressed as Darth Vader, gulps down a bottle of Vitamin Water after running a 6:36 mile in the hottest stretch of Death Valley. Rice has been doing the run to try and set a world record for the fastest mile run in a record-setting temperature and has dubbed it the "Darth Valley Challenge."

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Man, you are going to get wasted. The words drinkers choose to describe their behavior may say a lot about the risks they face.

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MIT police officers stand at attention outside a federal courthouse where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts today. He is also accused in the death of MIT officer Sean Collier.

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A Navy X-47B drone, seen here last month being launched off the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush, successfully landed on the ship Wednesday, a first.

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What's inside a kaiju?

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A closer view of Gamera, the flying space turtle.

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A kaiju line up by Arthur Adams.

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IDW has a line of Godzilla comics.

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"Gojira" (1954)

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"Gamera Vs. Zigra"

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"Gamera Vs. Barugon"

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Lobby card for "Gamera's" U.S. release.

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Behind the scenes with men in suits on "Godzilla."

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Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. Stocks rose in the moments after details of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting were released today.

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French poster for "Goszilla."

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Japanese poster for "Gojira."

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Polish poster for the original "Gojira."

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Artwork for the Americanized "Gojira" that was released in the U.S. as "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" with new footage featuring Raymond Burr.

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Military contingent at San Diego Pride parade

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A Smithfield ham at a grocery store in Richardson, Texas, in 2011. Some senators expressed qualms Wednesday about the intentions of Shuanghui International Holdings, which is buying Smithfield Foods.

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The charm of many kaiju films is that the monsters are played by men in suits, as in "Godzilla" films.

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Specialist Katherine Higgins

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Specialist Fergus Gambon

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW presenter Fiona Bruce

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The usual suspects of kaiju from "Destroy All Monsters."

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Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel testifies in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Her testimony sparked discussions of the racial issues involved in the case.

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Witness Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin's. Her testimony sparked discussions of the racial issues involved in the case.

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Bleu, a French bulldog who lives in San Diego, watches DogTV during the network's initial months online and on cable outlets in Southern California, in April 2012.

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Bleu, a French bulldog who lives in San Diego, watching DogTV in April 2012 during the network's initial months online and on cable outlets in southern California.

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Skye Elmore sits talking with a friend on a large rock by a waterfall.

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Garrison and Skye sit in the back of a car.

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Garrison and Kevin on the roof.

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Garrison and Kevin skate outdoors.

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Vice President Biden (left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada react to cheers from the crowd at a campaign rally on Oct. 18, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Vice President Joe Biden (left), and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. react to cheers from the crowd at a campaign rally, on Oct. 18, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Firefighters from Spokane, Wash. came to Prescott Valley for the memorial service.

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices.

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Reading a book on an iPad.

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Tax credits may help make health insurance more affordable, but can bite back if your income goes up more than expected.

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Photos of President Franklin D. Roosevelt sitting in a wheelchair are also rare and weren't shown to the public while he was in office. In this image from 1941 he's with his dog Fala and Ruthie Bie, the granddaughter of a gardener who worked for the Roosevelt family.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a news conference in June. Financial markets reacted to comments he made then by selling off bonds and stocks.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a news conference in June. Financial markets reacted to comments he made by selling off bonds and stocks.

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Jeremie Seals used to go to the hospital emergency room to avoid sleeping in his car.

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Dr. Christina Milano checks Jeremie Seals during a routine appointment.

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Ecologist Korb scouts a sage grouse lek, a highly stylized mating ritual, at dawn in the Centennial Valley.

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The wide-open prairie of the Centennial Valley in southwestern Montana. Sage grouse living here could be placed on the endangered species list if their numbers and prairie habitat continue to decline.

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A male sage grouse displays his tail feathers in an effort to attract females.

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Ecologist Korb scouts a sage grouse lek, a highly stylized mating ritual, at dawn in the Centennial Valley.

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Male sage grouse strut in a lek in the open prairie. The birds return to the same lek areas year after year.

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A juvenile red-tailed hawk perches above a barbed wire fence. Humans, fences and birds of prey threaten sage grouse survival.

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A sage grouse flock takes wing in the early morning in the valley.

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Sagebrush supplies the sage grouse with a steady food supply and shelter. The birds cannot live without it.

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A herd of cattle belonging to rancher Alan Martinell is penned up in its winter quarters outside the valley. In the spring Martinell will move the herd to the valley to graze. Ranchers usually consider sagebrush a nuisance because it can crowd out the grasses and plants cattle like to eat.

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This electrified cattle fence is a grouse-friendly alternative to traditional barbed wire fences. The single-wire fences can be moved and removed easily, and the grouse are less likely to fly into them.

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Martinell is working with The Nature Conservancy to preserve sagebrush on his grazing lands. Though the scrub's not good for cattle, some ranchers are hoping that by preserving the sagebrush, they can keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list — a win for conservationists and ranchers.

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As Banjo Billy drives to one of seven anchor sites that make up the 100-minute tour, he tells crime, ghost and historical stories about buildings along the way.

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It's a packed house aboard the funky bus.

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Banjo Billy woos the crowd with tales of forgotten pioneers, obscure legends and historic haunts.

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Banjo Billy guides the bus through Chautauqua Park, home to Boulder's signature Flatirons rock formation. The park is also home to mischievous tales of rock climbers gone wild.

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Button-craft disco balls dangle on the bus, capturing the whimsical spirit of the tour and its guide.

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The Banjo Billy bus cruises along 13th Street on Boulder's University Hill. The brick building on the left is home to the historic Flatirons Theatre, which figures into one of Billy's more grisly tales.

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