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BORDER PATROL FUNERAL--Border patrol agents carry the casket of agent Nicholas Ivie during Ivie's funeral at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Agent Ivie, a Provo, Utah native, was killed in a shooting at the Arizona-Mexico border October 2nd.
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ELECTRIFYING--Magician David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils during his 72-hour "Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On" stunt on Pier 54, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in New York. The stunt, sponsored by Intel, is the latest of daredevil endeavors by the magician whose previous stunts included being encased in ice for over 60 hours in Times Square.
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ELECTION REGISTRATION DEADLINE-- October 9, 2012 - Lawrenceville, Ga: Abigail Williams, center left, of Buford, gets assistance from Beth Wile, an employee in the registration office, right, as Williams and others register to vote on Tuesday's voter registration deadline for the U.S. Presidential election Nov. 6 at the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registration & Elections office Tuesday afternoon in Lawrenceville, Ga., October 9, 2012. Tuesday's voter registration deadline produced a few lines in area elections offices as voters rushed to sign up for the upcoming presidential election. Abigail was there with her husband Kevin (not pictured) who decided to come in person to register to vote instead of mailing their change of address form to make sure they were registered to vote.
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HAWKS OPEN SEASON--October 7, 2012 ATLANTA: Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams, who played at South Gwinnett High School, is fouled by Miami Heat forward Josh Harrellson, left, during 1st half action in the exhibition opener at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Sunday , Oct. 7, 2012.
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TROOPS RETURN--Army Pfc. Derek Southard, center, is hugged by his mother Shawn Southard, left, and his sister Jaylee Hepner, right, during a welcome home ceremony for soldiers from the Army's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Fort Stewart, Ga. Overall about 2,200 soldiers from Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division have deployed to Afghanistan this year.
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SPINNING HER WEB--October 9, 2012--Milton--A spider nestles in the wooded 21-acre lot just to the south of Milton City Hall Complex along Deerfield Pkwy Tuesday, October 9, 2012, the site where Crescent Resources is seeking to overturn Milton's rejection of its application to build a 256-unit residential complex. The city of Milton was created by residents seeking to preserve their pastoral way of life. For the past few years, they've managed to do just that. According to the 2010 Census, Milton's population is 32,661. Residents are so bent upon keeping their large tracts of land and discouraging the types of development found in every suburban metro Atlanta community, that they almost passed a law banning gas stations. However, a lawsuit filed by a developer recently may threaten the city's bucolic ambition.
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MAYBE THE BATTLESHIP DEFENSE NEXT TIME---October 6, 2012 - Clemson, SC: Georgia Tech player Tremayne McNair holds up a story board as Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator Al Groh calls a play in the fourth quarter during the Georgia Tech vs Clemson University football game in Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tech dismissed Groh Monday Oct 8, after opponents scored more than 40 points in the last three games.
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BRIDGE DAMAGED--October 10, 2012 Atlanta: GDOT bridge inspector, Jeramy Durrence makes his inspection along a steel beam with chunks of concrete that had already fallen off Wednesday. City officials were still working Wednesday afternoon, Oct 10, 2012 to determine how badly a downtown Atlanta bridge was damaged by a fire. "The structure is closed indefinitely pending a full inspection of the bridge for structural integrity, investigation of the fire, and determination of cost for repairs," public works Commissioner Richard Mendoza said in statement released just before noon Wednesday. The blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon in an area under the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge frequented by homeless people. "There are so many makeshift homes and trash that's been under here, we had a pretty significant fire," Atlanta Fire and Rescue spokesman Kevin Roberts told Channel 2 Action News. City engineers spent much of the morning Wednesday inspecting the bridge, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. ""We're finding evidence that the structure was exposed to extreme heat," Mendoza told the AJC. "Our engineers are in the process of doing a thorough inspection to ascertain what, if any, structural integrity was compromised to the bridge before we reopen it to traffic.
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CRISP DAY AND SUNNY SKIES--October 11, 2012 Cobb County: Dr. Carl Ericsson, an associate professor teaching statistics at Shorter University chose another kind of statistic Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at West Palisades in Cobb County. That statistic, according to his painting instructor, Estelle Hart is that more people are joining the Plein-Air Painting movement especially in the Southeastern United States. More people are taking Pochade Boxes and heading outdoors to paint landscapes. Ericsson has been doing oil painting for 3-years. He started in Spring painting landscapes with Hart who is an instructor with Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, Georgia. He was joined by just under a dozen colleagues Thursday along the banks of the river. It was the perfect day for painting with temperatures in the 70's.
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TEA TIME--Afghan National Police officers line up with their tea glasses before breakfast at the Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. NATO defense leaders gathering in Brussels Tuesday are committed to the war in Afghanistan, according to U.S. and alliance officials, but there are growing signs that the Afghan political and military hostilities against the coalition are starting to wear on the coalition.
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FALCONS VISIT SCHOOLS--October 9, 2012. Atlanta Falcons defensive end Cliff Matthews tries to use a hula-hoop during a visit with select students at Clifton Elementary School in Atlanta Tuesday October 9, 2012. Atlanta Falcons players, cheerleaders, mascot, and office staff paid a visit to select students at Clifton Elementary School in Atlanta Tuesday October 9, 2012. The players participated in P.E. activities with about 60 students in grades 3-5. Students were selected by their teachers to take part in the surprise visit. The visit was part of NFL/United Way "Hometown Huddle. An effort to promote community service in communities across the country. NFL players, owners, coaches and staff from every NFL team took part in the league wide event. The Falcon have one of the highest participation rates in the NFL with players and astaff visiting several metro Atlanta locations.
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TOMB FOR A QUEEN--A tourist uses a hand fan, inside the tomb that belongs to Queen Meresankh III at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, near Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. When Queen Meresankh III died shortly after the reign of Khafre, Meresankh was buried in an extensively decorated mastaba tomb at Giza along with a rock-cut chapel. Inscriptions on the tomb provide both the time of her death and the date for her funeral, which followed some 272 days after her death.
(AP Photo/Dale Davis)
TRAFFIC JAM AT 200 MPH--Tony Stewart (14) flips over as Kasey Kahne (5), Clint Bowyer (15), Dave Blaney (36), Terry Labonte (32), Regan Smith (78), Jeff Burton (31), Jimmie Johnson (48), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Paul Menard (27) and David Ragan (34) crash around him during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
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WHAT A DRAG--Oct. 6, 2012 - Columbia, SC - Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) can't get traction against South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Shaq Wilson (54). 3rd quarter action in their game Saturday, October 6, 2012. Georgia was behind, 28-0 at the end of the quarter. The sixth-ranked Gamecocks beat the fifth-ranked Bulldogs 35-7.