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Pictures of the Week: Aug. 29 – Sept. 5

From the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano and the first day of school around the world, to a debutante ball in Rio de Janeiro and a giant hippo in London’s...

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Reinventing Rio de Janeiro

With the World Cup and the Olympics bearing down on Rio within the next three years, officials here are struggling to reinvent this onetime third-world city with a first-world...