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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives the presidential decree to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his second term during a ceremony in August 2009. Since that time, a political fissure has emerged within Iran's conservative camp, threatening possible open conflict between the two men. AP/Office of the Supreme Leader hide caption

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Wafaa Bilal implanted a webcam in the back of his head. The camera is taking a picture a minute for a year, and the images are being streamed live at Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art. Wafaa Bilal hide caption

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Sz 112: Allegro Non Troppo Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez / Gil Shaham 0:31

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To make it easier for public schools to teach music, David Wish started Little Kids Rock. Now the organization is active in 26 cities. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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In one of 2010's few success stories, Roger Waters performs a series of concerts celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's album The Wall. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens of African migrants cross into southern Israel through the border with Egypt last week. Construction has begun on a $270 million, 87-mile fence along the porous border. It's one of four measures proposed to try to stem the flow of African migrants into Israel. Assaf Golan/AP hide caption

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Gainako Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara 0:32

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Tetrishead Zoe Keating 1:29

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Decades ago, the border fence near the port of entry at Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, was made of wire mesh. Now it's a thick steel wall covered with graffiti. Loosely translated, this part of the wall says "Walls Equal Death," although the end of the phrase is not shown. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Bob and Carrol Welch learn about the features of the new Buick Enclave they purchased from Dave Weber (center), a delivery manager at a dealership in Lincolnwood, Ill. Even though General Motors turned a profit in 2010, its market share slipped. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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No Money Kings Of Leon 0:06

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Cheers, Charles Dickens: In this illustration titled "Micawber in his element," Mr. Micawber makes punch after a dinner party thrown for him by David Copperfield. Charles Dickens, author of David Copperfield, was a punch aficionado. Fred Barnard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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