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Bishop James F. Checchio prays with the staff and volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Perth Amboy, during a visit Nov. 19. Each year, the facility holds a Thanksgiving food distribution. – Marlo Williamson photo

 Chilean scientist Tomas Egana works on a sample of micro-seaweed used during an investigation Nov. 15 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. Egana presented research through which he has created the first version of photosynthetic skin, which produces and releases oxygen and that could regenerate human tissue. -CNS photo/Patricia Lopez Rosell, EPA

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