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Former head of Afghan intelligence Amrullah Saleh was fired earlier this year because of his opposition to the Karzai administration's efforts to negotiate with the Taliban. He says a Taliban-friendly government would mean Afghan rights are "violated fundamentally." Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Musique Classique Afghane de la Tradition de l'Inde du Nord, Jouée ... Various Artists 0:06

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Going Home Rahim Alhaj 1:30

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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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Un Mundo Raro Aterciopelados 0:25

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Pollera Amarilla Chico Trujillo 0:25

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Sligo Mud [#] John Fahey 0:04

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Sligo Mud [#] John Fahey 0:30

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Walkin' in Music Gary Burton 0:16

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A Dance for Most of You Gary Burton 1:30

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Mary Poppins, film score [Chim Chim Cher-ee / March over the Rooftops] Irwin Kostal (conductor) 0:45

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The Wandering Texan Biller & Wakefield 0:55

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Over-Caffeinated and Under-Fed The Kora Band 0:25

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Cascades The Kora Band 1:30

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In the late 20th century, the Amur tiger was nearly hunted to the brink of extinction -- at one point, there were just 30 animals left in the wild. Above, an Amur tiger sits in the snow at a wildlife rehabilitation center. John Goodrich hide caption

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Wild is the Wind Esperanza Spalding 0:29

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As a Sprout Esperanza Spalding 0:30

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Waltz Op. 39 Blackman Murray Russo 0:30

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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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Variations for Vibes, Piano & Strings--Slow Steve Reich 0:24

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Cello Counterpoint Steve Reich 2:00

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Meadowlark Patti LuPone 0:14

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O.N.E.O. Tin Hat Trio 0:55

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