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The Best Pix of the Week
Remembering our 9/11 heroes; cute cats; and Russian rocket science. 

Russia_v_USA

NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A USA fan enjoys the atmosphere during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Russia and the USA at Stadium Taramaki on September 15, 2011 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Mission_Discovers

IN SPACE, UNSPECIFIED: In this handout digital illustration released on September 15, 2011 by NASA, the newly-discovered gaseous planet Kepler-16b orbits it's two stars. NASA's Kepler Mission discoverd the world orbiting two Stars, the larger a K dwarf and the smaller a red dwarf. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)
(2011 NASA)

Jaguar_cute

A Mexican zoo in Yucatán has seen a recent population explosion in endangered big cats here and here

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The Tribute in Light rises over the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in New York. Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the United States. (AP Photo/Peter Lennihan)

For students in a High Scholl close to Ground Zero, that day changed their lives:  A Classroom Window to a Tragedy: 9/11's High School Students Look Back.

 

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Russia_Space_Station

Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule lands with Expedition 28 Commander Andrei Borisenko, and Flight Engineers Ron Garan, and Alexander Samokutyayev in a remote area outside of the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. NASA Astronaut Garan, Russian Cosmonauts Borisenko and Samokutyayev are returning from more than five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 27 and 28 crews. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)
(2011 AP)

Memorial_In_New

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Visitors touch the names of the deceased in the rain at the National September 11 Memorial on the fourth day it was open to the public on September 15, 2011 in New York City. Access to the memorial is free, but will is tightly controlled with visitors needing to obtain passes in advance, entering at specified times. on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Remarkable stories: 9/11 Emergency Responders Were Heroes Long Before Fateful Day.

 

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Visits_Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: The Queen Mary 2 (QM2) sails past Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' on the approach to the Port of Liverpool on September 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England. The QM2 is visiting Liverpool as part of the city's river festival. The flag ship of Cunard, the QM2 is 1,132 feet in length and is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower, Westminster?s Tower (Big Ben) and St Paul?s Cathedral. The ship has 14 decks and can host 2,620 guests and 1,253 crew. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the attacks at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial before the 10th anniversary ceremony at the site, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)

Remarkable stories: On Sept. 11, a Mexican Firefighter Followed His Instincts and Ran Into the Twin Towers.

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cattleshow

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Melissa Sinclair livestock apprentice prepares seven year old Maisie the Highland cow ahead of the International Highland Cattle Show being held at Pollock Country Park on September 15, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. This year?s event , takes place on Saturday 17th in the grounds of the park, with 30 breeders from across the UK attending with more than 100 head of cattle competing in 12 classes, to win the supreme champion. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Explore_911

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A lone flower is seen with the names of the deceased in the rain at the National September 11 Memorial on the fourth day it was open to the public on September 15, 2011 in New York City. Access to the memorial is free, but will is tightly controlled with visitors needing to obtain passes in advance, entering at specified times. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We remember: Alberto R. Gonzales: The 9/11 Legacy for America and Each One of Us.

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Agriculture_Warns

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: A Giant African land snail is seen as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces it has positively identified a population of the invasive species in Miami-Dade county on September 15, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Giant African land snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world because they consume at least 500 different types of plants, can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco, and can carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans. An effort to eradicate the snails is being launched. The snail is one of the largest land snails in the world, growing up to eight inches in length and more than four inches in diameter. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

MS_Nordlys

Norwegian cruise ship, MS Nordlys, one of the Hurtigruten ships billows smoke as it approaches Alesund in western Norway, Thursday Sept. 15, 2011. Passengers were forced to evacuate a popular cruise off Norway's craggy western coast on Thursday when a fire in the engine room killed two crew members and sent heavy smoke billowing through the ship. Operator Hurtigruten ASA said nine other crew were taken to hospital, two with serious burns and smoke injuries. All 207 passengers _ and most of the crew of 55 _ on board the MS Nordlys were taken to safety. Danielle Passebois-Paya, a French tourist, told Norwegian daily Aftenposten that the evacuation went smoothly. (AP Photo/Scanpix, Svein Ove Ekornesvag) NORWAY OUT
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Burning_Car_Heroes

In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 image taken from video, a group of people tilt a burning BMW up to free Brandon Wright, on his back on the ground, who was pinned underneath after he collided with the car while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 89 in Logan, Utah. Authorities said Wright was riding his motorcycle near the Utah State University campus in Logan when the 21-year-old collided with the BMW that was pulling out of a parking lot. Tire and skid marks on the highway indicate that Wright laid the bike down and slid along the road before colliding with the car, Assistant Police Chief Jeff Curtis said. (AP Photo/Chris Garff)
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Vogue_Fashion

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 15: Shopper looks at Dior Boutique during the Rome Vogue Fashion Night Out at Via Condotti on September 15, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
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Center_overlooks

One World Trade Center overlooks the ground zero memorial site, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in New York. Ceremonies will be held at the site Sunday for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

We remember: Geraldo Rivera: What Does 9/11 Mean to a True American Hero?

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Through_Las_Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Lightning flashes east of the Las Vegas Strip during a thunderstorm early on September 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Center_overlooks_111

Flood waters surround airplanes parked at the Bloomsburg Airport, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Bloomsburg, Pa., after remnants from tropical Storm Lee continued to produce heavy rain overnight. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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drink_water_from

Flood affected children drink water from a tube well near Gop village in Orissa's Puri district, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 16 people in eastern India and left nearly 100,000 others homeless, an official said Monday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Evolta_World_Challenge

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 15: The 'Evolta' swim robot crawls in a pool during the Panasonic Evolta World Challenge IV press conference at Afite Meguro on September 15, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The swim, bike, and run robots will be challenged to complete a 230km triathlon course in Hawaii in October of this year using only three rechargeable AA batteries. (Photo by Hikaru Ogawa/Getty Images)
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flooded_road

A girl runs across a flooded road as water recedes in Puri district, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneshwar, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Aerial food drops were suspended after five days Friday as flood waters began to recede in the Mahanadi delta in Orissa state. At least 26 people died and 12 others went missing during the devastating floods which affected people in 19 districts of the state, official sources said. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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In this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 photo, Cody Shane Griffin, 25, of Sevier County, is escorted to a patrol car by Sgt. Chad Dowdle with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office, following the abduction and murder of Wendy Zapata-Hernandez, 19, in Horatio, Ark. Griffin has been arrested and charged in Hernandez's death, according to the Texarkana Gazette. (AP Photo/ The Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis) MADATORY CREDIT
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Army_s_Bravo_Company

2nd Lt. Andrew Ferrara, 23, of Torrance, Calif., with the U.S. Army's Bravo Company of the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is confronted by a charging cow while trying to secure the landing zone for an incoming helicopter during a mission for a key leader engagement at the Shigal district center, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Kunar province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Jena_Theo

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Models prepare backstage for the Jena Theo show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 at The Old Sorting Office on September 16, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Marc_Jacobs

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Models walk the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at N.Y. State Armory on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)
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man_sets_himself

A man sets himself on fire outside a branch of Piraeus bank in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Friday Sept. 16, 2011. It was a third attempted self-immolation by the former small business owner, who says he was ruined after taking a series of bank loans. The 56-year-old was hospitalized with non life-threatening chest burns. (AP Photo/Nontas Stlianidis)
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Mount_Kumgang

In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a North Korean guide poses for photos amongst the peaks of the Mount Kumgang resort, also known as Diamond Mountain, in North Korea. South Korea is asking foreign governments to ignore North Korea's push to open the tourist resort the Koreas once ran jointly to international investors. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Theatre_Belong

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Dancers perform "Eucalypt" from Stephen Page's "ID" on stage at the Bangarra Dance Theatre "Belong" photo call at the Arts Centre, Playhouse on September 16, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Two new works feature in "Belong", 'ID' by Artistic Director Stephen Page and 'About' by dancer and choreographer, Elma Kris. "Belong" opens at the Art Centre in Melbourne this evening. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Traditional_Sports

GUIYANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 15: The ethnic minority dancers perform as a policeman guarding during the large party of the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China on September 15, 2011 in Guiyang, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Twin_Baby_Red_Pandas

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: A zookeeper holds up Kit and Kitty, the twin red pandas born in June on the first day of their introduction into their new enclosure at Tierpark Zoo on September 13, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The red panda (Ailerus fulgens) is a rare mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Naeem_Khan

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Naeem Khan Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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giant_dragon_shaped

A woman sits back to enjoy the view near a giant dragon shaped lantern set up to mark mid-autumn festival in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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homeless_shelter

David Row, second from left, helps his 8-year-old son, Lestat, learn to ride a bicycle as a homeless man reads his book outside a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Row was recently reunited with his son after getting a job at the shelter. The ranks of the nations poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million nearly 1 in 6 Americans as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Legia_Warszawa

Soccer fans of Legia Warszawa react prior the Europa League group C soccer match between PSV and Legia Warszawa at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, southern Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)
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flooded_room

A Pakistani retrieves belongings from a flooded room of his home following heavy rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The floods caused by heavy rains killed more than 200 people, made about 200,000 people homeless and left 4.2 million acres of agriculture land inundated with water, authorities said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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Obama_aboard

Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, arrives at Raleigh Durham International Airport in Morrisville, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, where President Obama will speak about the American Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)
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Orangutan_Protection_

In this Sept. 14, 2011, photo released by the Centre for Orangutan Protection, Tori, a five-year-old male orangutan, smokes at the Taru Jurug Zoo in Solo, central Java, Indonesia. A wildlife activist said, unlike Malaysia, zoo officials in Indonesia are taking no steps to help smoking orangutans kick the habit. Visitors to the zoo have been giving cigarettes to the red apes for years. (AP Photo/Centre for Orangutan Protection) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Queenstown_Visit

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Chris Ashton, the England wing, is hoisted back up after his bungy jump at the 134 meter high Nevis Bungy jump during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 team visit on September 12, 2011 in Queenstown, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Rocky_Taylor_s_World_Record

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Sixty four year old Hollywood movie stuntman Rock Taylor drives through a huge sheet of glass at the 02 Arena on September 13, 2011 in London, England. The stunt was performed in an attempt to break a previous Guinness record to 'break through the Largest breakaway glass structure in a car'. The stunt was to mark 'Remember a Charity' week, which aims to encourage more people to leave gifts to charity in their will. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

Chair_Ben_Bernanke

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke walks through a computer projection after delivering remarks September 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bernanke made brief opening remarks for a conference on "Regulation of Systemic Risk". (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Designer_Collective

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Leona Lewis performs on the runway at Arise Made In Africa Spring 2012 Designer Collective at Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Arise Made in Africa)
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Set_To_Hit

UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 12: Two boys run from waves near Saltcoats station on September 12, 2011 in Saltcoats, Scotland. Parts of the country are to be hit by severe gales as the remnants of Hurrican Katia passes across the country reaching it peak later today.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Fashion_Night_Out

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 15: Models pose at "Campari Red Passion Prize" during the Rome Vogue Fashion's Night Out at Via Margutta on September 15, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
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Russian_cosmonauts

NASA Astronaut Ron Garan, left, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev, center, and Andrei Borisenko, right, are seen inside Russian Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule after its landing about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southeast of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. NASA Astronaut Garan, Russian Cosmonauts Borisenko and Samokutyayev are returning from more than five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 27 and 28 crews. (AP Photo/Sergei Remezov, Pool)
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Shopping_Centre_Opens

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Shoppers leave the newly opened Westfield Stratford City shopping centre on September 13, 2011 in London, England. The new Westfield mall is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe covering 1.9million sq ft, it contains over 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a bowling alley, a 17-screen cinema, three hotels and the UK's largest casino. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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The_Miao_ethnic

GUIYANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 15: The Miao ethnic minority dancers perform during the large party of the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China on September 15, 2011 in Guiyang, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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The_Miao_ethnic_32

GUIYANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 15: The ethnic minority opera performer waits for the performance during the large party of the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China on September 15, 2011 in Guiyang, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Colorado_Rockiesnew3

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: A fan finds shelter under an umbrella as light rain falls prior to the game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 15, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Naeem_Khan_Spring

The Naeem Khan Spring 2012 collection is modeled Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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U_S__Capitol_with_the_Statue

The dome of the U.S. Capitol with the Statue of Freedom at its top is seen at sunrise, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Pagami_Creek_wildfire

In this aerial photo, an area of the Pagami Creek wildfire shows active burning and creates a large smoke plume on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2011 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. The haze from the fire was heavy enough that some people reported burning eyes and difficulty breathing in the Chicago area, 600 miles south of the forest fire, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
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Twin_Baby_Red_Pandask

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: Kit and Kitty, the twin red pandas born in June, explore their new enclosure on the first day away from their mother at Tierpark Zoo on September 13, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The red panda (Ailerus fulgens) is a rare mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

cattle_show

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Melissa Sinclair livestock apprentice and Matt Auld stockman, prepare seven year old Maisie the Highland cow ahead of the International Highland Cattle Show being held at Pollock Country Park on September 15, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. This year?s event takes place on Saturday 17th in the grounds of the park, with 30 breeders from across the UK attending with more than 100 head of cattle competing in 12 classes, to win the supreme champion. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
(2011 Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A model backstage at the Rodarte Spring 2012 at Center 548 on September 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Kerastase)
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The Best Pix of the Week

Remembering our 9/11 heroes; cute cats; and Russian rocket science.