A monster truck careens into a crowd in northern Mexico, starting a blame game after nine people are killed and dozens more are hospitalized. Neighbors of the "dalmatian man" complain about the smell from a backyard where he keeps 42 strays collected from the streets of Chile. Rodrigo Abd travels to the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley to bring us rarely seen images of a remote Peruvian community where children frolic in coca leaves and wade in nearby hot springs that would seem idyllic were it not for all the military troops, drug traffickers and rebels vying for control in the region. Bernandino Hernandez wows us with his image of a lightning bolt during a storm over Acapulco, Mexico.

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