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Former Afghan Intelligence Service Chief: The Taliban 'Are Our Killers'

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Musique Classique Afghane de la Tradition de l'Inde du Nord, Jouée ... Various Artists
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Going Home Rahim Alhaj

A U.S. Border Patrol agent casts a shadow below a group of migrants detained in Arizona in 2006. To prosecute everyone caught crossing the border illegally in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, the sector would need a federal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country's. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Border Convictions: High Stakes, Unknown Price

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Un Mundo Raro Aterciopelados
Pollera Amarilla Chico Trujillo
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Sligo Mud [#] John Fahey
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Sligo Mud [#] John Fahey
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Walkin' in Music Gary Burton
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A Dance for Most of You Gary Burton
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Mary Poppins, film score [Chim Chim Cher-ee / March over the Rooftops] Irwin Kostal (conductor)
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Over-Caffeinated and Under-Fed The Kora Band
Cascades The Kora Band

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The True Story Of A Man-Eating Tiger's 'Vengeance'

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Wild is the Wind Esperanza Spalding
As a Sprout Esperanza Spalding
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Awakening militiamen, former Sunni rebels who sided with U.S. soldiers against al-Qaida during Iraq's brutal insurgency, man a checkpoint in the northern city of Samarra on Aug. 21. The future of the Awakening is uncertain: They feel under threat as the U.S. withdraws its troops; many fear reprisals lie ahead. Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.-Aligned Sunni Fighters Under Threat In Iraq

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Variations for Vibes, Piano & Strings--Slow Steve Reich
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Meadowlark Patti LuPone
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