NO WALK IN THE PARK: A homeless woman in Philadelphia. One of the nation's largest and most historic metropolitan areas, Philadelphia has become the poorest big city in America with the highest rate of deep poverty of any of its 10 largest cities. (Spencer Platt/AFP)
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Top Russian airport officials have quit as more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total.