A Streets and Sanitation worker grooms a pile of road salt as the city makes preparations for another winter storm on Feb. 4, 2014 in Chicago.
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A monday Aug. 19, 2013, photo shows the Szechuan Hunan restaurant which is participating in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia.
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A Cassini spacecraft image shows icy geysers spewing from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The salt particles in the ice jets are the strongest evidence to date of a liquid ocean under the moon's icy crust
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A Uyuni salt-land has an extension of 12,000 square kilometers of salt and at the same time is the biggest reserve of Lithium.
US Navy Specialist 1st Class Amanda Dunford
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force warships JS Atago, foreground, and JS Shimokita, at Pearl Harbor naval base, Hawaii. The superstructure of a third Japanese warship, the helicopter carrier JS Hyuga, can be seen at right. On the deck of Shimokita are ground vehicles and helicopters – shrink-wrapped to protect against salt air -- that will take part in major amphibious warfare training in southern California.
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A man and his passenger ride a motorcycle near salt pans, believed to have been used for harvesting sea salt since Roman times, outside the village of Marsalforn, on the northern coast of the Maltese island of Gozo, June 12, 2013.
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Salt on pile
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The salt-and-herb scrub is applied to the sound of chiming bells
A bulldozer works on a mound of salt at Rio Tinto's Dampier Salt Limited production facility at Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (960 miles) north of Perth, Australia
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Finishing salts aren’t meant for cooking. To get the most bang for you buck, use just a sprinkle on top of your favorite foods. Here, a saltshaker filled with six different types of salt. From top to bottom: Fleur de Sel, Alderwood Smoked, Bolivian Rose, Cyprus Black, Hawaiian Red and Australian Pink.
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Rail cars are shown after a derailment at the the Salt River and West Point, Ky.
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A giant salt mine tunnel.
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Most of the salt Americans consume comes from processed foods, which may not taste salty at all.
In Taiwan, sea salt is being whipped into the creamy foam atop sweet coffee
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Pat Roitman wanted “porcelain-beautiful skin” from this salt-peel procedure at Skin Science Medi Spa in New York City
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Nabors Industries Ltd. floor hand Tyler Iszler monitors the level of salt water in a tank near a Nabors crude oil drill rig contracted by Fidelity Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc., outside New Town, North Dakota, on Feb. 11, 2012.