Day in Photos: Wednesday, July 10

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Ancient lizard fossil found in Mexico

A 23-million-year-old lizard fossil in Mexico, Boston bombing suspect pleads guilty and more. MSN News editors select the best stories and photos of the day. See gallery

Mexican scientists are studying a complete lizard fossil that dates back 23 million years and was found preserved in amber.

The small piece of fossil resin, shaped like a trapezoid and entombing the skeleton, is a "complete and articulated animal," according to experts. It was discovered several months ago in the Simojovel amber deposits of the northern part of the southeastern state of Chiapas. The lizard was identified as a new species of the genus Anolis and is currently on display at the Amber Museum in San Cristobal de las Casas, according to EFE.

ZUMApress: Nicolaus Czarneck
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Boston bombing suspect pleads not guilty

Members of the MIT police department stand outside the Moakley Federal Court in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday for the arraignment of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

AP Photo: Eric Gay
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Texas House passes abortion bill

Opponents of HB 2, an abortion bill, yell outside the Texas House after the final vote Wednesday in Austin, Texas. The Texas House approved new abortion limits Wednesday in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests.

Reuters Photo: Damir Sagolj
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Traditional healing in Myanmar

A resident of 'The Light of The World' rehabilitation center for heroin addicts shows traces on his neck from a traditional healing method for a fever. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan and use of its derivative, heroin, is widespread. The center's popularity is a testament both to the severity of Myanmar's drug problem and the lack of options for users in a poor country where modern treatment programs are rare.

 

Reuters: Claudio Escalon
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Remains found in Honduras

Honduran authorities believe they have found the torso of missing journalist Anibal Barrow Tuesday in an especially crime-ridden part of the country where Mexican drug cartels are known to operate in the outskirts of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. Barrow's truck was found abandoned with a bullet hole and traces of blood last month.

 

 

 

 

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