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A roof with solar panels installed in shown in this undated photograph.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world. From left, Alexandrea Leone (Ewing, N.J.), Grace Peters (Flemington, N.J.), Aklesiya Dejene (Chicago, Ill.), Isabella Gonzalez and Erika Hiple (Stockton, N.J.)

Published on July 29, 2014

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Traffic backed up on the Coronado Bridge due to a crash that shut down the main gate to Naval Base Coronado, July 29, 2014.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Dashing at any hour, Mr. Peanut refuses to remove the monocle even for this snapshot with one lucky couple.

Published on July 29, 2014

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The Planters Nutmobile, seen here taking a starring turn at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is hitting the road for a yearlong trip across the U.S.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Some marathons are warning runners when conditions increase the risk of heat stroke.

Published on July 29, 2014

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In Spain, taxi licenses can cost upwards of $150,000. Drivers pay it off like a mortgage, over their career. Many worry their investment will be worthless if private citizens can pick up fares with the Uber smartphone app.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Spanish law does not currently prohibit Uber and other private taxi apps or ride-sharing schemes. But Spain's taxi unions are lobbying politicians to intervene and protect their industry. Here, another scene from the July 1 protests.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Taxi drivers protest against Uber, on-demand car service app, during a 24-hour strike on July 1, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. They say it undercuts their business and are calling for the government to ban it.

Published on July 29, 2014

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Interns who host tours on Capitol Hill, stopping at sites like the small Senate rotunda, don't always have their facts straight.

Published on July 29, 2014

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And Maleficient at Starbucks. Even she had to wait in line.

Published on July 29, 2014

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And Batman with the Mariachi.

Published on July 29, 2014

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The Mortal Kombat Mariachi without Batman.

Published on July 29, 2014

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The first of two family costumes that were really impressive. This one had a child inside a Toothless (from "How To Train Your Dragon") costume...

Published on July 29, 2014

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And then this dinosaur costume created by a dad for his son for Halloween.

Published on July 29, 2014

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But what I didn't realize was that inside the suit was Adam Savage of "Mythbusters." I ended up in his video.

Published on July 28, 2014

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I saw this great costume inspired by Alien and the face hugger...

Published on July 28, 2014

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Yet another variation on a Stormtropper. He had a massive boom box too but was too tired to lift it one more time.

Published on July 28, 2014

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Jules and Vinnie were on the floor too.

Published on July 28, 2014

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This clown sat in front of me at the Art of Fear panel.

Published on July 28, 2014

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