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Jellyfish reflect colored lights at the Blue Zoo aquarium in Beijing. First opened in 1997, the walk-through aquarium is a popular tourist attraction, with more than 1 million visitors annually. Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images

In a lighthearted moment for some American troops in Afghanistan, Charlie Company soldiers give their helmets a sunny touch with the addition of yellow flowers. The soldiers were conducting a joint patrol with National Security Forces in the Arghandab Valley of Kandahar province. On Monday, amid growing U.S. discontent over the war in Afghanistan, President Obama defended U.S. participation, saying progress was being made toward important security goals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuri Cortez / AFP/Getty Images

A spider in a mountainous area of southwestern China is an eight-legged attention-getter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stringer / AFP/Getty Images

In Jakarta's Cempaka Putih district, about 90 residents who were facing eviction from illegally built homes staged a protest Tuesday. Dadang, a resident of the district, was buried up to his neck for three hours to protest the evictions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Beawiharta / Reuters

Rescue workers in Adaisseh evacuate a Lebanese army soldier who was wounded in a clash between Lebanese and Israeli troops along the border. The violence left three Lebanese soldiers and one Lebanese journalist dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahmoud Zayat / AFP/Getty Images

Ballet dancers from all over the country warm up at the Naumberg Bandshell in New York's Central Park, preparing for an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records book for "most ballerinas en pointe." Some 230 dancers set a record of 1 minute and 7 seconds and will be entered in the book.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images

Kishan Kumar, a street performer, does his act in a slum area in India. Kumar, who lives in the slums of west Delhi, plays "Behrupia" (a man with many disguises) and earns money for his family by performing on the streets and at weddings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reinhard Krause / Reuters

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We tap into nature in our Pictures in the News feature, starting with colorfully lighted jellyfish  at the Blue Zoo aquarium in Beijing and an unusual-looking spider in China. Speaking of tapping into things, 230 ballet dancers from all over the U.S. joined together in Central Park in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for “most ballerinas en pointe.” Also, stops in Jakarta, India, Lebanon and Afghanistan — take a look.

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