1. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more

     

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  3. This could make a great ad for the Ruby River Steakhouse chain

     

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  6. Cheetah cub, puppy form an unlikely and heartwarming bond

    They are the newest — and cutest — set of friends at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Ruuxa, a six-week-old cheetah club and Raina, a seven-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. They just met and are already inseparable.

     

  7. Bear takes ‘power nap’ atop Saskatchewan electricity pole

    A black bear surprised SaskPower workers in Saskatchewan, Canada last week, when a customer called to report the creature snoozing atop a power pole.

     

  8. National Zoo ‘enriches’ its animals with musical instruments

    The animals don’t really know what they’re doing, but the results are adorable.

     

  9. Watch these cute manatees greet boaters in Florida

    We dare you not to say, “Awww.” 

     


  10. Why don’t octopuses get stuck to themselves?

    Their arms have mighty suckers, but octopuses somehow manage to avoid wrapping themselves up in knots

     

  11. This zoo offers visitors python massages

    A massage is tough to pass up — except maybe at the Philippines’ Cebu City Zoo, where you can get rubbed down by four giant Burmese pythons, free of charge.

     

  12. 10 photos: Documenting home — out on the range

    A Hudson Valley photographer documents the hardworking ranchers across rural America

     

  13. Study reveals how polar bears can be really fat, but totally healthy

    Researchers said genes relating to the bear’s cardiovascular functions and fatty acid metabolism have mutated to let them eat a diet full of fatty meat from seals and fish without risking heart attacks or disease.