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Dubai now boasts the world's largest building, Burj Khalifa. Zakaria says the world is now experiencing what he calls "the rise of the rest," where countries around the world are growing at previously unthinkable rates. Marwan Naamani/Getty Images hide caption

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Marines detonate a homemade explosive device in the Helmand River valley in Afghanistan in 2009. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Research from Stanford University showed that while Philadelphia had a slightly higher percentage of charter schools outperforming traditional public schools, the city also had many more charter schools — more than half, in some categories — where the students weren't performing as well as they did at their previous school. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A self-portrait by Rembrandt, valued at $36 million, was taken from the Swedish National Museum in 2000. Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, went undercover — as an authenticator for an Eastern European mob group — to recover it. Swedish National Museum hide caption

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Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a hustler moving counterfeit goods, in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Middle-school "educator" Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) favors short skirts and stilettos — and enlists her students to hold a car wash raising funds for her breast implants. Gemma LaMana/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Demian Bichir stars in A Better Life as a Mexican immigrant living illegally in Los Angeles, trying to provide the best life he can for his son Luis (Jose Julian). Merrick Morton/Summit Publicity hide caption

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A creation of Christoph Niemann's. Christoph Neimann/Greenwillow Books hide caption

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As a child, Buck Brannaman was badly abused by his father. Cindy Meehl's documentary, Buck, tells the story of how Brannaman overcame his troubled childhood and become the inspiration for the book and movie The Horse Whisperer. Emily Knight/IFC Films hide caption

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