2 Syrian Rebels Share Their Stories

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G-8 Leaders Wrap Up Summit In Nothern Ireland

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Voters Head To The Polls To Pick New President In Iran

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Voters Cast Ballots In Iran's Presidential Election

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Female supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, chant slogans at a campaign rally in Tehran on Wednesday, two days ahead of the election. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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As Sanctions Squeeze, Iranians Keep Improvising

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Female supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, hold up posters and national flags at a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran, on May 24. Jalili advocates for traditional roles for women and resistance against the U.S. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Election May Not Really Be About Picking A President

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Supporters of Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator and a candidate in Iran's June 14 presidential election, attend a street campaign after Friday prayers in Tehran on June 7. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Despite Limited Election Choices, Iranians Eager To Be Heard

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Lebanese bread topped with za'atar, a spice mix ubiquitous in the Middle East. Photostock Israel/Getty Images hide caption

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At this prison in Barinas, Venezuela, the inmates are in charge. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Inmates In A Venezuelan Prison Build A World Of Their Own

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Eloisa Barrios visits the humble graves of nine male family members in the Guanayen cemetery. She says all nine were killed by the police, in what was a vendetta against her family. Recently, a 10th member of the family was stabbed to death. He was 17. Meridith Kohut for NPR hide caption

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In Venezuela, A Family Blames The Police For Their Misery

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Kidnappings and other crime have infiltrated every aspect of daily life in Venezuela, especially the capital, Caracas, which was recently ranked the world's third most violent city. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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For Venezuelans, Kidnappings Are Simply Business As Usual

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Fight For Homs Fades From Headlines As War In Syria Rages

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The port city of Tartous is in a region loyal to President Bashar Assad. The city has been a refuge for supporters to vacation and seek work. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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A City Of Assad Supporters In War-Ravaged Syria

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A Syrian soldier walks through the hotly contested city of Qusair on May 22. The Syrian army, backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, has been waging a fierce fight with rebels in the key western city for the past two weeks. STR/STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Watching From The Rooftops As A Fierce Syrian Battle Unfolds

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Syria's Civil War: The View From A Damascus Shrine

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