Space Shuttle "Discovery" is being prepared for retirement at the Kennedy Space Center. Following its last mission, STS 133, NASA technicians have been "cleaning" the orbiter for display at the National Air and Space Museum near Dulles International Airport.
The FDA released new images on June 21, 2011 intended for use as cigarette warning labels. Beginning September 2012, FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States. These warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and are a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking. UPI/FDA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds an anti-fur demonstration in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011. They say "fur-bearing animals suffer when they're skinned alive, they also suffer during the summer months when confined to cages in extremely hot temperatures."
Defense Secretary Robert Gates shakes hands with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa during a media availability after a Security Consultative Committee meeting in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2011.
Lez Zeppelin bring down the house at the State Theater in Fairfax, Virginia on June 18, 2011. The all-girls band only plays music by the British rock legend group Led Zeppelin, and is considered by some to be "the most powerful all-female band in rock history".
Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, of Los Angeles, reacts after being crowned Miss USA 2011 during the 2011 MISS USA Competition at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19, 2011. She will next represent USA in the Miss Universe Pageant in September.
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