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You’ll also see the damage done by Hurricane Ike to Galveston in September; pictures of Myanmar taken before, and after, the devastating cyclone last May; and stunning, panoramic shots of Barack Obama’s inauguration. Other images — “Ancient Sites,” “Cities of the World,” “Volcanoes” — are less newsworthy but equally intriguing, and everything’s downloadable and wallpaper-friendly.

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See the world’s greatest hits