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All Things Considered for February 24, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first pope to retire since 1415. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Catholic Church At Crossroads: Demographics, Social Issues Pose Challenges

Catholic Church At Crossroads: Demographics, Social Issues Pose Challenges

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Candles burn outside grounds of Leinster House, placed by relatives of victims of the Catholic-run work houses known as the Magdalene Laundries in Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 19. Peter Morrison/AP hide caption

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Irish Women Emerge From Shadows Of 'National Shame'

Irish Women Emerge From Shadows Of 'National Shame'

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Esho Joseph stands in front of the Nemo Delale bridge in Zakho, Iraq. Joseph, a former translator, grew up speaking Aramaic. Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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The Language Of Empires Faces Extinction

The Language Of Empires Faces Extinction

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Ice musician Terje Isungset plays the ice blocks at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Scott Suchman hide caption

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Turning A Glacier Into A Tuba: Ice Music From Norway

Turning A Glacier Into A Tuba: Ice Music From Norway

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Corey Harris' new album is titled Fulton Blues. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'Fulton Blues,' Corey Harris Resurrects Memories Of Southern Neighborhood

In 'Fulton Blues,' Corey Harris Resurrects Memories Of Southern Neighborhood

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