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By Land or By Sea

Looking to escape war and poverty in Syria, the Balkans, and North Africa, thousands of migrants sought refuge in the European Union this summer — or died trying.

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Two worried dogfaces

I think both of these guys need a rest.


Photo: Japan’s latest craze?

Model-train bars: TOKYO - JUNE 03: A man watches a model train running along the bar at Bar Ginza Panorama Shibuya Branch on June 3, ...


Friday Photo: Merkel finds a dog she isn’t scared of

Passport has mentioned in several dog-related posts that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a fear of dogs, reportedly due to a childhood biting incident. But this ...


Cheney’s ignominious exit

Karen Tumulty, yesterday: The Vice President will attend the inauguration in a wheel chair, completing his transformation into Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life." ...


Friday Photo: Gulucan daydream

A young girl gazes out of her class window at the school in the village of Gulucan on Nov. 17, 2008 in Hanyuan county, Sichuan ...


Photo: Obama visits his new office

The Obama transition team issued the following statement on today's meeting: President-elect Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama were very warmly welcomed today at the ...


Friday Photo: Kim Jong Il photoshop fakery

The BBC is reporting that the following photograph of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, released earlier this week, may be a fake: From the ...


Friday Photo: Life imitates art

Acrobats from the Jiangxi Acrobatic Troupe of China perform 'Candle Contortionists' at the 8th China Wuhan International Acrobatics Art Festival on Oct. 28, 2008, in ...


Friday Photo: Secret tunnels for sale

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Former British Telecom employee John Tasker stands in an old canteen in a secret air raid tunnel on Oct. 17, 2008 in ...

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