These images of space, galaxies, and stellar swarms were captured by NASA using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. The most recent photos were taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 upgrade servicing mission in May, 2009.
Dog fighting, once banned under the Taliban rule, is returning to popularity in Kabul. Held every Friday, the Muslim day of rest, dogs are trained to fight one another until one is declared the winner. When one dog clearly shows his dominance over the other dog, they are separated, before there is serious injury to either dog. (photos: UPI/Hossein Fatemi)
Mountain Spirit Dancers from Arizona's White Mountain Apache Reservation perform The Mountain Spirit Dance, or "gaani," at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington on December 8, 2009. They dance to honor trees brought from their home territory to Washington for the Christmas holiday, including the tree on Capitol Hill.
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