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February 24, 2015

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For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions how much dust makes the trans-Atlantic journey from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon rain forest. Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish. (Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)
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For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions how much dust makes the trans-Atlantic journey from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon rain forest. Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish. (Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.
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Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.

Egyptians walk carrying their belongings toward the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing as they head to Tunisia for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo. Since the release of a video showing the beheading of Egyptian Christians by Islamic State group militants on a beach in Libya, Cairo has urged the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians working in Libya to leave, and also chartered planes to fly many of them home from Tunisia.
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Egyptians walk carrying their belongings toward the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing as they head to Tunisia for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo. Since the release of a video showing the beheading of Egyptian Christians by Islamic State group militants on a beach in Libya, Cairo has urged the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians working in Libya to leave, and also chartered planes to fly many of them home from Tunisia.

Government workers from the Bureau of Customs destroy counterfeit footwear products in Manila, the Philippines. A government statement said over 150,000 pairs of fake shoes and slippers of various brands, worth PHP 50 million ($1.13 million). were smuggled from China.
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Government workers from the Bureau of Customs destroy counterfeit footwear products in Manila, the Philippines. A government statement said over 150,000 pairs of fake shoes and slippers of various brands, worth PHP 50 million ($1.13 million). were smuggled from China.

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