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Mississippi Rising Floratone
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Crowds of tourists in Xiamen, China, visit the Buddhist Nanputuo Temple, which has more than a thousand years of history. Academics say that as Buddhist temples become popular tourist destinations, local governments are also getting a share of the entrance fees. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Chavez Stalled In Bid To Seize Venezuela Food Firm

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On The Sellout, Macy Gray sings often-ambiguous lyrics that move back and forth from her "honey boo" to her career. Guiliano Bekor hide caption

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