Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Citi CEO Vikram Pandit announced that Citi will be the title sponsor for New York City’s new bike share program, “Citi Bike,” on May 7, 2012. (Edward Reed via New York City Mayor's Office/Courtesy)
"It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, I am sorry, I didn't realise it would escalate to this."
A pigeon stands at the rooftop of a building in Cairo 18 February 2006. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
The pigeon, named after Olympic gold-medalist Usain Bolt, is expected to be used for breeding more birds. Nine of the 10 most expensive pigeons sold at the auction were paid for by buyers from China or Taiwan.
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