Top photos from across the nation
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President Barack Obama looks to see if it is still raining as a Marine holds an umbrella for him during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not pictured, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013, leaving little of the school and neighborhood.
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Amish boys watch a game of baseball outside the school house in Bergholz, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Many Amish families gathered following the final day of school for a celebration and farewell picnic.
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Kaden Bowden, son of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, looks at the casket for his father during burial services for Staff Sgt. Bowden at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Bowden was from Villa Rica, Ga., and died on Aug. 31, 2013, from injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan.
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An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston.
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Kris Perry, foreground left, kisses Sandy Stier as they are married at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 28, 2013. Stier and Perry were married after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze.
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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The private owners of the amusement pier that collapsed in Seaside Heights were working with insurers to devise a plan to dismantle the ride and get it out of the ocean.
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.
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Georgia Rep. Mandi Ballinger, R-Canton, center, Rep. Terry Rogers, R-Clarkesville, left, and Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, right, throw up paper from their desks at the conclusion of the legislative session in the House chamber, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Atlanta.
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David Lee Estep sits atop a pile of rubble that was the home he shared with his parents Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Estep was waiting for his parents, who survived the storm with Estep to arrive three days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses.
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People pause for a picture while digging out their cars in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President Jimmy Carter and former President Bill Clinton wave as they leave 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sit during a ceremony to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.
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A woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013.
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Convicted killer Jodi Arias pauses for a moment during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Phoenix. Arias was convicted of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home back in 2008.