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Posted: 1/2/2003 2:49:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 2:50:32 PM EST by Johnny_Reno]
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030102/capt.1041480922.china_racing_for_records_bej111.jpg[/img] The world's smallest globe is shown in this undated handout photo next to a U.S. quarter coin. The globe was curved on a part of elephant tooth and then colored. Its height is 5.3 mm and its diameter is 2.9 mm. Chen Yupei, a miniature-sculptor in Shanghai, spent several hundred hours making it in 1987. China, chalking up entries in the Guinness Book of Records at a steady clip, has been given its own Guinness office, set up by the organization's London headquarters to screen potential applicants for future editions. (AP Photo/HO) [img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030102/i/1041513926.3959824482.jpg[/img] Zoo keeper Paul Kybett counts Jackass penguins at London Zoo during the annual animal stock take on January 2, 2003. The annual event provides an essential record of the more than 600 species kept at the zoo, from invertebrates to mammals and fish. REUTERS/Stephen Hird [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030102/capt.1041485808.obit_foss_ny109.jpg[/img] FILE *** This is a 1943 file photo showing Joe Foss standing fourth from left with member of Joe's Flying Ciricus. Foss, a World War II hero who shot down 26 enemy planes as a Marine pilot and later became governor of South Dakota, died Wednesday. He was 87. Foss led a Marine air unit known as Joe's Flying Circus that shot down 72 Japanese planes. He downed 26 planes himself, tying the U.S. aerial record Eddie Rickenbacker set in World War I. Foss became a well-known war hero; a 1943 Life magazine coverproclaimed him ``America's No. 1 Ace. [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030102/capt.1041478532.china_space_ny115.jpg[/img] Personnel approach the cabin of China's third unmanned spaceship 'Shenzhou III' which landed in the central Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as seen in this April 1, 2002 file photo. The spaceship returned to Earth and was pronounced 'technically suitable for astronauts.' China plans to launch its first manned spacecraft in the second half of this year, state media said Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, citing a senior aerospace official.(AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Gang) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030102/capt.1041531998.actor_death_wxs801.jpg[/img] Actor Royce Applegate, right, portraying Brigadier General James L. Kemper, is shown with actor Martin Sheen, left, who is portraying General Robert E. Lee, in this undated file photo taken during the filming of the Civil War epic, 'Gettysburg.' Applegate, 64, was found dead after flames swept through a three-story home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Turner Pictures, Barry Prager, File)
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