Photos: Streaks of significance

Updated 3:07 AM ET, Thu March 28, 2013
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LeBron James and the Miami Heat saw their winning streak end at 27 games with at 101-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. They were six games short of the NBA record. Check out these other streaks of significance. David Banks/Getty Images
An ultra-marathoner treks through the unforgiving landscape of Death Valley, California, where the high temperature topped 100 degrees for 154 straight days in summer 2001. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team surpassed even John Wooden's UCLA men's hoops squads of the 1970s by reeling off a record-setting 90 consecutive wins. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
"American Idol" was Nielsen's top-rated TV show in the United States for eight years running, longer than any other program in history. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
While other countries have been beset by recessions, Australia's economy has continued to grow for the last 21 years, more than twice as long as any other advanced economy. SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
Enrique Pena Nieto's rise to the presidency ended a 12-year drought for Mexico's PRI party, which until 2000 had won 12 straight national elections over 71 years. Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images
Joe DiMaggio's magical 56-game hit streak in 1941 still stands and helped cement him as a legend in not only baseball, but American lore.
Before there was LeBron James, there was Jahangir Khan, right, a Pakistani squash player who amassed a record 555 consecutive wins between 1981 and 1986. ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
It took 136 years for Alabama voters to put Republicans in charge of both chambers of the state legislature, which they did after the November 2010 elections. William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images
"One Sweet Day," by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 16 weeks, longer than any other single in the chart's 54-year history. Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Images
Susan Lucci holds her Daytime Emmy Award in 1999, which she won after losing in the same category 18 consecutive times. Diana Freed/Getty Images