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GUTTED: An aerial view shows a home burned during the Lower North Fork Wildfire near Denver Tuesday. Two people have died and a third is missing in the fire, which forced hundreds to evacuate the mountains southwest of Denver. (Joe Amon/Denver Post//Associated Press)

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BONJOUR: French President Nicolas Sarkozy greeted a local woman during a visit to the medieval city of Guerande, in western France, Tuesday. He is in the middle of a re-election campaign. (Michel Euler/Associated Press)

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BLOCKED: Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson blocked a shot by the Philadelphia Flyers’ Erik Gustafsson, of Sweden, in the first period of the teams’ game Monday in Philadelphia. Tampa Bay won, 5-3. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

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ASHEN: A man examined the interior of a burned-out bus in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday. Unidentified men torched the bus and some two dozen other vehicles in Karachi Tuesday, hours after gunmen killed a political activist, police and firefighters said. (Arshad/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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INTERESTING GIG: A window-washer worked on the outside of the 94th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center Monday. More than 30 workers on the window-cleaning team of the skyscraper work in pairs every day. (ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press)

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Yesterday I decided to try an experiment: I solicited reader requests for news photos. I asked people on Twitter and Google+, "Would you like to see a good photo of a particular subject? A high-res version of a photo you've already seen somewhere else? A photo from a particular photographer or event? If I have access and can find it, I'll try to post it" (details). The response was great, the subject matter was varied, and the task of finding the images and composing this entry was great fun. Images ranged from massive solar flares to tiny insects, taken in places from Thailand to outer space. If you enjoy this experiment, let me know in the comments, and I may develop it into a more regular feature. To all those who made requests, thanks so much, I hope you like what I was able to find. [29 photos]

Beth Winter (@bwinter) and Spidler both asked for a higher resolution version of "Anonymous in Polish parliament". -- Lawmakers from the leftist Palikot's Movement cover their faces with masks as they protest against ACTA, or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, during a parliament session, in Warsaw, Poland, on January 26, 2012, after the Polish government signed the agreement. Poland's plans to sign ACTA sparked attacks on Polish government websites and street protests in several Polish cities this week. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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