A Japanese man, who had believed official statements that radiation was not being released, expresses shock as a radiation monitor goes off the scale in this March 13 photo taken not far from the damaged Fukushima power plant.
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Police in a hazmat suit near the damaged Japanese nuclear plant.
At a hospital in northern Japan, two high school girls drag a muddy bed outside, puffing with exertion, before throwing it onto a huge trash heap. Other kids push wheelbarrows brimming with a brown sludge made of mud and seawater.
The whole high school class is cleaning up the waterlogged Minami-hama Chuo Hospital, near the northeastern city of Iwanuma. The tsunami three months ago left 10-foot-high brown tidemarks on the hospital's walls. Nearby, cars have been thrown into a newly created lake.
Revelers celebrate during the Gay Pride parade in New York, two days after same-sex marriage was approved by the state legislature.
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New York's annual Gay Pride Parade became a rolling victory party Sunday, two days after the state became the second largest in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.
One of those celebrating, Lindsey Katt, said she felt "a great sense of joy," although she added with a laugh, "there is a resounding feeling of 'we've won the battle, and now need to keep working to win the war.'"
In New York and around the country, activists on both sides are still fighting the war.
Dr. Ray Dorsey asks after his patient, Victor Jarzombeck, from his office at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dorsey has been treating Jarzombeck, who lives nearly 350 miles away in New Hartford, New York, for three years.
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People with chronic medical problems like Parkinson's disease can have a hard time finding a specialist who can help them manage the disease. Some patients are turning to doctors hundreds of miles away to get the care they need. But they're not driving to get to the doctor. They're doing the medical version of telecommuting, despite the fact that many insurers won't pay for it.
Shahira Amin, shown here in 2004, is a veteran of Egypt's State TV. She says changes at the network since Egypt's February revolution have been largely cosmetic.
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When Egyptian protesters clamored for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February, State TV journalist Shahira Amin took a bold move: She quit her job, joined the demonstrators and denounced her network's coverage.
Mubarak fled his presidential compound in Cairo on Feb. 11, and Amin and many others believed it would usher in a new era of media freedom.
She soon rejoined Nile TV, the English-language division of State TV, and said she hoped to help reform the agency.