Soldiers in the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag one foot in front of and centered before each grave marker for more than 220,000 graves, during the annual Flags-In ceremony in advance of Memorial Day to honor the nation's fallen members of the military, on May 23, 2013 in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
The collapsed bridge where I-5 crosses the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Washington, on Thursday. (Rick Lund/Seattle Times/MCT)
As spring turns into summer, millions of Americans will rush outdoors to light up a grill in celebration. Take some simple steps before, during and after the party to minimize any hangover, gastronomic or otherwise. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
A Steinway grand piano, signed by Van Cliburn, is delivered to the home of Jon Suder in Fort Worth, Texas. Suder will host a competitor for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to be held at the Bass Performance Hall May 24-June 9. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
The moon rises behind fans in right field as the San Francisco Giants play host to the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday. (Anda Chu/Oakland Tribune/MCT)
Yana, a resident at St. Petersburg Baby Home No.13, has narrowly missed her chance to be adopted by a U.S. couple. The Kremlin legislation banned adoption. (Sergei L. Loiko/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
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Dr. Len Lucero, of Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Fla., gets a kiss to the nose from Chris P. Bacon, his pet pig. The pig does not have the use of his hind legs and Lucero built a makeshift wheelchair to help the pig get around. (Jon Busdeker/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
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Carl Hiaasen. Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen delights in needling the land developers, corrupt officials and the corrupt-wannabes of South Florida. He is author of several humorous novels, including "Tourist Season" and "Strip Tease," which came out as a movie in 1996.
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