Such Great Heights The Section Quartet
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Radio City Eilen Jewell

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In Lower Manhattan, Sandy Still Keeping Businesses Dark

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Burning Cheese Closes Norwegian Road For Days

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Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
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Sidi H'bibi Jalal Hamdaoui & Hamdoui, Jalal El
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Gen. Carter Ham, who heads the U.S. Africa Command, meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last September. Amid upheaval in the region, AFRICOM is still attempting to define its mission. Farouk Batiche/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Military Seeks Its Role In Troubled North Africa

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Customers chat at a Beijing cafe modeled after the Central Perk cafe in the hit American sitcom Friends, in 2010. Nearly a decade after the series ended, the popularity of Friends continues among young Chinese, who use the show as a language-learning tool and enjoy its depiction of young Americans. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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'Friends' Will Be There For You At Beijing's Central Perk

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Can't We Be Friends Gary Burton & Chick Corea
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In a May 9, 2012 photo, Capt. Sara Rodriguez, 26, of the 101st Airborne Division, carries a litter of sandbags during the Expert Field Medical Badge training at Fort Campbell, Ky. Female soldiers are moving into new jobs in once all-male units as the U.S. Army breaks down formal barriers in recognition of what's already happened in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kristin M. Hall/AP hide caption

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Panetta Is Lifting Ban On Women In Combat Roles

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Dusty McNugget Brad Mehldau
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Dreamliner Woes Expose FAA's Potential Weak Spots

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Health workers in Nepal culled chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in Kathmandu in October 2012. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Put An End To Moratorium On Bird Flu Research

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Yair Lapid and his new political party, There Is a Future, got the second-most votes in Israel's election on Tuesday. Oliver Weiken/EPA /Landov hide caption

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An Israeli Political Newcomer, Who May Soon Be An Insider

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When It Rains Brad Mehldau
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Beautiful Otherness Bent
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Decisions, Decisions Cyrus Chestnut
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Grapes, a spiky cluster of wooden stools from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is part of Ai Weiwei's repurposed furniture series. Cathy Carver/Courtesy Hirshhorn Museum hide caption

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In 'According To What?' Ai Weiwei Makes Mourning Subversive

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Clock Winder (Before Stroll) Hilary Hahn & Hauschka
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Guero Bounce Galactic
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