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Farming helped fuel the rise of civilizations, but it may also have given us less robust bones.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Carmen Martinez Ayuso, 85, prays during her eviction from her home in Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 21. A professional Spanish soccer team, Rayo Vallecano, has come to her aid, promising to pay her housing costs for the rest of her life.

Published on December 22, 2014

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This photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators in August.

Published on December 22, 2014

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This guy is about to become someone's Christmas dinner. But probably not before he swims around the family bathtub for a couple of days.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Carp is a holiday mainstay in several central European nations. Traditionally kept in the bathtub, the fish can become a sort of family pet for a day or two, before becoming dinner. Here, a street vendor shows a carp to customers in downtown Prague in December 2012.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Singer Joe Cocker, famous for his powerful and raspy voice, has died at age 70.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Farmers confront riot police at the site of the Letpadaung copper mine in northwestern Myanmar on Monday. A woman was fatally shot during a crackdown on protesters at the Chinese-backed copper mine.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Surfer prepares to enter the water at Tourmaline beach in San Diego, Calif.

Published on December 22, 2014

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A Milwaukee prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a police officer who shot and killed Donte Hamilton in April. Here, Maria Hamilton holds posters used in rallies that vent frustrations about the death of her son.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Wetsuit temperature guide.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Pope Francis delivers his message during a meeting with cardinals and bishops of the Curia at the Vatican on Monday. The pope said the Curia suffered from "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism.

Published on December 22, 2014

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A supporter of newly elected Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essibsi flashes the V-sign from a car as they celebrate the first results of the Tunisian elections in Sousse, Tunisia.

Published on December 22, 2014

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People sing as they take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were shot to death in the Brooklyn borough of New York this weekend.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Princess Cristina, seen here on April 5 in Barcelona, Spain, will face trial on tax fraud charges.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Shantel Walker stands outside a fast food restaurant June 19 in Brooklyn, New York. Walker, who made $8.25 per hour at a Brooklyn pizzeria, was part of a broad campaign by fast food workers to advocate for higher minimum wages.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Oil pump jacks and storage tanks are seen Dec. 17 near Watford City, N.D. Oil prices are half what they were at the start of the year.

Published on December 22, 2014

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James Franco (left) and Seth Rogen, stars of The Interview, arrive for the film's Los Angeles premiere on Dec. 11. The comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was pulled from theaters after a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the studio behind the film. The FBI said the attack was traced to the North Korean government.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Workers remove a poster for The Interview from a billboard in Hollywood, Calif., after Sony canceled the movie's Christmas release due to a terrorist threat. The hacking of Sony's networks has sparked a war of words between the U.S. and North Korea.

Published on December 22, 2014

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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, seen in a photo taken last year, says his resignation was "by mutual agreement.

Published on December 22, 2014

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From left: Sisters Maria-Gertrude Reed, Ann Lee, Maria-Walburga Schortemeyer and Elizabeth Baumgartner. The Benedectine nuns blend work and prayer on the farm run by the Abbey of St. Walburga, located near the Colorado-Wyoming border.

Published on December 22, 2014

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