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MAYBE WE'LL BRING THIS ONE BACK--In this photo shot under iodine street lighting, a Romanian bride poses for pictures at the Arch of Triumph in Bucharest, Romania, after being "kidnapped" on her wedding night Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. It's one of Romania's more colorful customs: bride-napping. And the tradition of snatching the bride from under the nose of groom and guests with the wedding party in full swing is getting bigger, brasher and an increasingly common sight in the Romanian capital, the Balkans' undisputed party town.
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SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE--An Atlanta police bomb squad officer makes his way towards a suspicious package as Atlanta firefighters standby Wednesday. Peachtree Road in Buckhead reopened Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 after being closed in both directions for about an hour Wednesday morning as police investigated a suspicious package. The incident was taking place at a shopping complex at Peachtree and 25th Street, just north of Brookwood Station. The Atlanta police bomb squad was on the scene. Gregory Hutchins, who works across the street from the site, called the incident “a little uncomfortable … I wish [police] had been a little more informative.” According to police dispatch logs, the suspicious package was a blue suitcase found outside a building. The package was in bushes adjacent to the driveway to the Joel & Associates law firm. Peachtree Road was reopened just before 10 a.m. after a police bomb squad detonated a charge to blow up the package. Atlanta police Sgt. Curtis Davenport said the package was found to contain “nothing threatening - clothes, magazines, personal effects.” “We treat each one of these calls as if it’s the real deal, and we’re going to continue to do that because the one time we don’t, it may be the real deal,” Davenport said. “It’s far better to be safe than sorry.”
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NOT EVEN ONE LAP--Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, crashes with McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, airborne right, during the first lap of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
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UN-BEAR-ABLE--A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside Gazprom's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom's plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic.
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WATER BREAK--Steve Chavez drinks water from his backpack after a brush fire near Adobe Road in Petaluma, Calif. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. In Northern California, several fires broke out Tuesday, including one in Colusa County north of Sacramento that had surged to 1,000 acres and forced the closure of Highway 16. A 200-acre spot fire broke out about three miles away.