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Key provisions of the Kyoto Protocol expire in December of 2012, and experts say there's no real global framework in place to replace the treaty that was supposed to be the first step toward ambitious actions on climate change. Above, a coal-fired power plant in eastern China. China is now the leading carbon dioxide emitter in the world. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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August Ending Brad Mehldau 0:16

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Kumasi Walk Ikebe Shakedown 1:28

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Lágrimas Mexicanas Bill Frisell & Vinicius Cantuária 0:15

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Syrian has come under increasing international pressure in recent days. On Monday, Syrians protested in the capital Damascus against the Arab League's decision to impose sanctions. Syria has also come under sharp criticism from an independent commission that accused the security forces of systematically carrying out abuses against anti-government demonstrators. Yin Bogu/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Fingerprint Yonder Mountain String Band 0:18

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Just What I Was Thinking Glorytellers 1:28

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Blood for Sugar Two Loons for Tea 0:18

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Tennessee Toothpick The Diplomats of Solid Sound 0:55

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Two Steps Back Shawn Lee 1:29

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Third World Love Story Omer Avital 0:20

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Palo Alto SND 0:29

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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma 0:11

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Stone Blues Daddy Mack Blues Band 1:29

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