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Pictures of the Week (slideshow)

BatKid saves San Francisco, a giant typhoon seen from space, and the world's oldest creature are just a few of the scenes from the week in pictures.

James Martin
James Martin is the Managing Editor of Photography at CNET. His photos capture technology's impact on society - from the widening wealth gap in San Francisco, to the European refugee crisis and Rwanda's efforts to improve health care. From the technology pioneers of Google and Facebook, photographing Apple's Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary photography and journalist with a love for technology. Exhibited widely, syndicated and reprinted thousands of times over the years, James follows the people and places behind the technology changing our world, bringing their stories and ideas to life.
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BatKid stops crime, steals hearts in SF

Five-year-old Miles, battling leukemia, captured the entire Internet's attention, as BatKid, his superhero alter-ego, raced through a series of blockbuster scenarios around San Francisco, rescuing a damsel in distress, chasing down the Penguin, and even receiving a key to the city from the mayor.
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2 of 8 NASA/@AstroKarenN

Typhoon Haiyan, November 9

While orbiting Earth onboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg took in a wide view of Typhoon Haiyan on Saturday, November 9, 2013, the day after the storm made impact in the Philippines.

"Typhoon Haiyan. November 9," Nyberg tweeted.
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3 of 8 Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

Lady Gaga's flying dress

Lady Gaga achieves liftoff with the Volantis flying dress, a fashion contraption that won't fit through most doors.
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4 of 8 NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Cornell

Saturn like you've never seen it

NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back this stunning image of Saturn, along with seven of its moons, its inner rings -- and, in the background, the Earth. The image, which spans some 404,880 miles in all, appears as it would be seen by human eyes. This was a rare moment for Cassini, which was waiting for a chance to photograph when the sun would slip behind Saturn. This natural-color picture, which NASA just released, was taken on July 19 and is the first photograph taken from space in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, are visible.
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5 of 8 MFoley528/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

World's oldest creature

The Ming clam was thought to be 405 years old. Now Welsh scientists know it was 507 years old. Sadly, their probing it for its age killed it.
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6 of 8 Tamicare

Biodegradable 3D-printed underpants

Flexible material for 3D printing hit the market earlier this year, allowing for objects like jelly shoes, but 3D-printed cloth-like material seemed like a bit of a pipe dream. A Manchester, UK-based husband-and-wife team from Israel might just be about to change all that.

Tamar Giloh of Tamicare has invented what she calls "Cosyflex" -- a stretchy, biodegradable fabric 3D printed using a variety of materials.

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Toss this camera in the air

For true panoramic images, toss this camera in the air. The ball-shaped Panono contains 36 2-megapixel lenses and takes a 360x360-degree image when it is thrown into the air.
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8 of 8 Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Moscow subway cost: 30 squats

To ride the Moscow subway for free, do 30 squats. As part of a Russian campaign to make citizens healthier, riders who buy a ticket at Vystavochnaya station in western Moscow have the option of paying in squats.

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