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On the southeast coast of Barbados is the lovely and relaxing Bottom Bay. This gorgeous white sand beach is a fantastic spot for a day trip or a picnic. The sound of waves crashing along the shore makes the perfect soundtrack for a relaxing afternoon. The swaying coconut palms create just the right amount of shade over the soft sand. Visitors can try their hand at surfing, though swimming is discouraged at some times of the year due to the strength of the waves. This beach is best for a day trip, as the nearest accommodation and restaurants are a couple miles away. Also close by to the south is the beautiful Crane Beach, another fantastic destination.

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Associated Press photographer Kevin Frayer has been spending time with the soldiers from the medevac helicopter unit from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment north of Forward Operating Base Edi, in the volatile Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan this month. Here is a selection from his powerful images. US Army flight medic SPC. Daniel Miller, right, stands guard as United States Marines place a colleague wounded in an IED strike into a waiting medevac helicopter from the US Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment at a "hot" landing zone in Sangin, in the volatile Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. A U.S. Navy combat critical care nurse cares for a wounded Afghan Army soldier who was suffering from stab wounds, on a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment north of Forward Operating Base Edi, in the volatile Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 15, 2011. US Army flight medic SGT Jaime Adame, right, listens as United States Marine LCPL Chris Propst of South Carolina, who was wounded in an insurgent attack, explains his injury onboard a medevac helicopter from the US Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment north of Sangin, in the volatile Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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In the past several months, powerful storms have wreaked havoc in many places, torrential rains in central Europe and parts of China, tornadoes in Australia, Montana and the American Midwest, and strong thunderstorms across the northeast. Now, as Tropical Storm Bonnie makes landfall in Florida and heads into the Gulf of Mexico, oil cleanup is being suspended, and the final "kill" operation is delayed for at least one more week. These storms have been destructive and deadly, but beautiful and awe-inspiring at the same time. Collected here are a handful of photographs of stormy skies, lightning strikes and storm damage from the past several months. Darlene Sheehy collects items from her kitchen, Monday, June 7, 2010, after a tornado destroyed her home in Millbury, Ohio. Severe thunderstorms moved through the bluegrass region of Kentucky late Monday, July 19, 2010. This lightning strike was captured near Maysville, Kentucky. This photo provided by Harry Gillway, the Kimball County Sheriff, shows hail damage to the rear window of a car in Kimball, Nebraska on Monday, May 24, 2010. Storms dumped heavy rain and hail on Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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AMC’s zombie drama “The Walking Dead” returns for its third season on Sunday, and for cast members who play “walkers” (the zombies), preparing for the role involves careful, professional application of the ugly stick. Last week, David Walters Banks, on assignment for The Wall Street Journal, photographed Xan Angelovich undergoing this transformation by co-executive producer Greg Nicotero and special-effects makeup artist Andy Schoneberg. Ms. Angelovich before make-up. They apply make-up to her teeth. Ms. Angelovich on the set. All photographs by David Walter Banks for The Wall Street Journal.

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Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be tracking Santa Claus as he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve. Santa will also get help from Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. As part of "Operation Assist Santa," aircraft from the base will provide a special escort for his journey through New Mexico. Base officials say an F-22 Raptor will serve as Santa's wingman, while the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper will provide "special intelligence" for Santa through naughty and nice sensors and sleep detectors installed on the two aircraft. The Los Alamos trackers will be using state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by Santa and his reindeer. They will be helping other trackers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado. The following images are a collection of Santa sightings from around the globe during the approach to Christmas. Emma Schlichtmann, 3, of Potosi, Wis., tells Santa, left, all the things she wants for Christmas while visiting him at a shopping mall in Dubuque, Iowa on Thursday, Dec. 23. South Korean volunteers in Santa Claus or Father Christmas outfits wave before going out to hand out Christmas gifts to prematurely born babies in Seoul. Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa head down the slope Sunday, Dec. 5. 2010 as part of the 11th annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. Participants get a free lift ticket if they dress as Santa and donate $10 or more to the Bethel Rotary Club's annual toy drive.

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An Afghan father and his son try to stay warm outside the mud hut where he and his wife live with their 11 children, as snow falls at the Charahi Qambar refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the past month, a time of unseasonably fierce cold and snowstorms, at least 22 Afghan children under the age of 5 have frozen to death at refugee camps in Kabul, prompting deep concerns among aid workers. Most of the refugees here are from Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan, and many are from the Sangin district there, which was and still is one of the most violence-prone areas in Afghanistan. Some have been in the camp as long as seven years. Children gather around a fire at the Nasaji Bagrami refugee camp, where 14 Afghan infants have frozen to death in the past month, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2012. In the past month, a time of unseasonably fierce cold and snowstorms, at least 22 Afghan children under the age of 5 have frozen to death at refugee camps in Kabul, prompting deep concerns among aid workers. Elders and family members prepare to bury the body of three-month old Khan Mohammad at the Nasaji Bagrami refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2012. Just a day earlier Afghan government officials had cast doubt on whether more than 20 children who died in camps recently had perished from unseasonably fierce cold and snowstorms.

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The world's toughest off-road race, the Dakar Rally, has begun. Top drivers and riders from around the globe will have to negotiate tough terrain but without having time to enjoy the spectacular landscapes of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Here is a selection of photographs from this year's race. Nasser Al Attiyah of Qatar and Mathieu Baumel of France for the ALL4 Racing Mini Qatar Rally Team. Toyota's driver Giniel De Villiers of South Africa and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany

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These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940. Shasta dam under construction. California, June 1942. Hay stack and automobile of peach pickers. Delta County, Colorado, 1940.

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