Watching the H1N1 flu pandemic

Sheila Garcia, 3, has her temperature taken on her forehead before visiting a patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Hospitals around the country are turning away child visitors at the door, restrictions that aim to limit spread of H1N1 flu to patients sick from other causes.

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Days of the Dead

Candles light up graves in the San Gregorio cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico early Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. According to tradition, candles are lit to guide wandering souls back to their families. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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