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In this picture taken on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, lights shining in a thermal pool reflect on a glass ceiling, in a newly opened thermal bath and spa complex in Balotesti commune, north of Bucharest, Romania. Austrian A-Heat Group has opened a giant thermal bath and spa complex in Romania which it says is the largest in Europe. The facility, offering indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and other leisure activities, covers 25-hectares (62 acres). (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)        ROMANIA OUT

The 50 million-euro ($55 million) center, which opened Thursday just north of Bucharest, uses hot water pumped up from more than 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) underground and cooled to a constant 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 Fahrenheit) in its eight pools.


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FILE - This undated photo provided by the National Parks Service shows Lance Crosby, of Billings, Mont. The killing of Crosby by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to travel in groups, carry Mace-like bear spray and take other precautions against attacks, investigators said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. A 260-pound grizzly killed Crosby, in August 2015 as he hiked alone and off-trail in a popular area of the park known as Elephant Back Mountain. (National Parks Service via AP, File)

“All of the agencies work really hard to get information out to people about how to be safe in bear country. The majority of people don’t listen,” said review board chair Chris Servheen, the grizzly bear recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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The largest intact Basulosaurus isis whale fossil, which is on display at the Wati El Hitan Fossils and Climate Change Museum, on the opening day, in the Fayoum oasis, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Egypt has cut the ribbon on the Middle East’s first fossil museum housing the world's largest intact skeleton of a "walking whale" in an attempt to attract much-needed tourists driven off by recent militant attacks. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)

“When you build something somewhere so beautiful and unique, it has to blend in with its surrounding … or it would be a crime against nature,” the museum’s architect Gabriel Mikhail said, pointing to the surrounding sand dunes.


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In this Dec. 17, 2015 photo, the Poudre River winds through a scenic canyon outside Fort Collins, Colo. The picturesque Colorado river with a peculiar French name is the latest prize in the West’s water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development. This showdown has a new force: City folks, who say having a vibrant river flow past their streets, parks and buildings is essential to their community’s identity and well-being. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Since 2009, Colorado could have kept another 1.3 trillion gallons from the South Platte and its tributaries, including the Poudre, but it flowed east to Nebraska because there was no place to put it, said Brian Werner, a spokesman for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, which is overseeing the project.


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In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 photo, a street food vendor displays a bowl of Bamee Jom Palang, or "Power Noodles", at one of the most crowded food stalls at Rotfai Market in Bangkok, Thailand. The vendor, whose specialty dish is the 12-inch long noodles, challenges buyers to finish eating the dish within five minutes. Those who can don't have to pay the 350 baht ($10) price.  In cities like Bangkok, street food remains the heart and soul of local cuisine, sold day and night from carts and makeshift stands. The classic Bangkok night market has evolved from catering mostly to club-goers looking for a late-night eat to offering real shopping opportunities for the city’s large, young and relatively affluent middle class. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Since about 2010, night markets have opened in Chicago, Cleveland, the Los Angeles metro area, New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Several were started by young Asian-Americans who wanted to recreate the frenetic, fast-paced spectacle of an Asian night market in their families’ adopted hometowns.


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