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 The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in this 34th America’s Cup.

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The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in the 34th America’s Cup.

Steam from the Verso paper mill is backlit by the light of the setting moon in this time-exposure, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Bucksport, Maine. Verso makes coated papers used by publications such as catalogs and magazines.

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Steam from the Verso paper mill is backlit by the light of the setting moon in this time-exposure on Friday in Bucksport, Maine. Verso makes coated papers used by publications such as catalogs and magazines.

The American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half mast as ordered by President Barack Obama, following the fatal shootings on Monday at the Washington Naval Yard.

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The US flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half mast as ordered by President Barack Obama, following the fatal shootings on Monday at the Washington Naval Yard

Floodwater shoots out of a sewer in Manitou Springs, Colorado, as storms continue over the Waldo Canyon area.

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Floodwater shoots out of a sewer in Manitou Springs, Colorado, as storms continue to hit the Waldo Canyon area of the US.

The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky in New York on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The tribute, an art installation of the Municipal Art Society, consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center creating two vertical columns of light.

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The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky in New York on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks. The tribute, an art installation of the Municipal Art Society, consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center, creating two vertical columns of light

A man walks through the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at sunrise across from New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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A man walks through the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at sunrise across from New York’s Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

A girl plants some of the 3000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois

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A girl plants some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, US

US Army Private First Class Bradley Mann...US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives alongside military officials at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on August 21, 2013. A sentencing decision will be announced later Wednesday. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday. Manning was sentenced for 35 years for his part in the WikiLeaks affair 

Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington...Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington August 20, 2013. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This coming week, Washington will play host to an array of events marking the historic anniversary.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This coming week, Washington will play host to an array of events marking the historic anniversary

Dockhands at a Potomac River boathouse in Washington pull rental kayaks from river at the end of the day.

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Dockhands at a Potomac River boathouse in Washington pull rental kayaks from river at the end of the day.

Police officers push back a protestor on the 10 Freeway after demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin walk onto the 10 Freeway stopping highway traffic, in Los Angeles, California

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Police officers push back a protester on the 10 Freeway after demonstrators, angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman, stop traffic on the highway, in Los Angeles, California

Fourth of July, US Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on July 4, 2013.

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US Independence day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on Thursday night

Re-enactors march away from the Old State House following a public reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, part of July Fourth Independence Day celebrations, in Boston...Re-enactors march away from the Old State House following a public reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, part of July Fourth Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. People across the United States gathered on Thursday for parades, picnics and fireworks at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security following the Boston Marathon bombings. Spectators waving U.S. flags and wearing red, white and blue headed for public gatherings in Boston, New York, Washington, Atlanta and other cities under the close watch of police armed with hand-held chemical detectors, radiation scanners and camera surveillance, precautions sparked by the deadly April 15 bombings.      REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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Re-enactors march away from the Old State House after a public reading of the US Declaration of Independence, part of July 4 Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday. 

Mya McNeal looks for her mother, U.S. Army Sgt. Kionna Huewitt, during a homecoming ceremony for 184 troops in the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team after a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Fort Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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Mya McNeal looks for her mother, US Army Sgt. Kionna Huewitt, during a homecoming ceremony for 184 troops in the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Wednesday at Fort Stewart, Georgia 

Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona on July 2, 2013. Acosta is a volunteer firefighter with the Ash Fork fire department, which is located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Yarnell Hill fire, which killed all but one member of a 20-strong 'hotshot' team, was the biggest loss of firefighters' lives since the September 11 attacks, and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years.

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Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering in Prescott, Arizona, US, for 19 colleagues who died in the Yarnell Hill fire, a wildfire caused by record heat and erratic winds. The victims were members of an elite “hotshot” unit and was the biggest loss of firefighters’ lives since the September 11 attacks and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years

Confetti falls on the new police officers during a graduation ceremony for the July 2013 New York City Police Academy class, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Barclays Center in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Confetti falls on police officers on Tuesday during the graduation ceremony for the July 2013 New York City Police Academy class at Barclays Centre in New York. 

A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

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A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Arizona in the US. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire, which killed 19 members of his crew near the town, was moving fast, fueled by hot, dry conditions. 

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin.

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Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday 

A Marine closes a door to Marine One with US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House on May 28, 2013 in Washington. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas effected by last year's hurricane Sandy.     AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Marine on Tuesday closes the door to Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, on the south lawn of the White House, Washington. Mr Obama is travelling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas affected by last year’s Hurricane Sandy

Michelle Obama Visits Local Washington DC School...WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Savoy School, once one of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School on Friday in Washington, DC. The school, once one of the lowest performing in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.