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In Cairo Slum, Little Hope For Change

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Emerald Minarets in a Sea of Stars Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton
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Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, and Flynn, a wanted man voiced by Zachary Levi, encounter many an adventure as they journey through the kingdom. Rapunzel wants to reach a festival, but doesn't realize she might also find true love. Disney Enterprises Inc. hide caption

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In 'Tangled,' A Fairy-Tale Princess Unleashed

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A Chinese family coaxes their son to pose in a "little emperor" costume at a park in Beijing last year. China introduced its one-child policy for urban Chinese in 1976, resulting in a generation of sibling-less offspring. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's 'Little Emperors' Lucky, Yet Lonely In Life

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When One Sibling Is Developmentally Disabled

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Groove Yard The Montgomery Brothers
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Holiday Shoppers Watch Budgets, Look For Deals

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Love and Chocolate The Matt Eakle Band

A South Korean resident stands on the rubble of a destroyed house on the island of Yeonpyeong. North Korea's recent shelling of the small island, which has left four dead, follows a pattern of provocative actions by leadership in Pyongyang during periods of weakness and uncertainty. Yonhap/AP hide caption

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Why Now For North Korea's Provocation?

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Aguanile Mai Rafi Malkiel
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Ballroom Blitz: Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith won the 2006 Dancing With the Stars competition with his partner, Cheryl Burke. "With Emmitt, it's all about business with him. He wants to practice eight hours a day. He's a hard worker. And you know, we just get on with it," Burke told CNN's Larry King in Nov. 2006. Adam Larkey/AP hide caption

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Sack Or Samba? The Monday Night TV Dance

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Promise Land Sonny Landreth, Eric Clapton