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Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs “jobs, lots of jobs” and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times. “Now is the time to restore the promise of America,” Romney said in a prime-time speech to [...]

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SCHOOL STAMPEDE: Thousands of young people desperate to study—and their parents—pushed their way to the gates of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa Tuesday, where some 11,000 people were expected to vie for as few as 800 spots. One woman died in the crush. (Adrian de Kock/Associated Press)

WARMING UP A VEHICLE: A stranded driver burned a fire under his truck to keep parts of the vehicle warm while he waited for the Srinagar-Jammu highway to reopen in Qazigund, India, Tuesday. The mountainous highway had been closed because of heavy snow. (Fayaz Kabli/Reuters)

STUNNED: A man injured in a bomb blast put on his shoe before being taken to a hospital. A bomb targeting a militia opposed to the Pakistani Taliban exploded in a market close to the Afghan border Tuesday, killing 25 people in Pakistan’s Khyber region. (Qazi Rauf/Associated Press)

IN MEMORIAM: Flowers lay on the desk of state Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday. The 75-year-old collapsed and died as the 214th legislative session came to an end Monday night. Gov. Chris Christie delayed his State of the State speech to eulogize the lawmaker. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

BENT BACK: The Netherlands’ Epke Zonderland competed at the Visa International Gymnastics competition in London Tuesday. The competition is the final chance for gymnasts to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, being held this summer in London. (Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

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