Salwa's Last Dance Kareem Roustom 0:15

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Sandstorm Kareem Roustom 1:30

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Eight Lines Steve Reich 0:26

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Cello Counterpoint Steve Reich 0:31

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Major Troutage The Hellecasters 0:14

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Major Troutage The Hellecasters 0:30

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Lindsey Ward dresses her 4-month-old son, Joshua, in her home in Woodbridge, Va., before making a "milk run" to receive donated breast milk from another mother. Ward believes that breast milk has greater health benefits for her son than does formula, but she is unable to pump adequate amounts of breast milk for him. Jonathan Makiri/NPR hide caption

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Toy Piano Dawn Landes 0:21

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Broken Arrow The Album Leaf 1:29

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Da Cold Nights O' Winter/Da Blue Yow/Da Spirit O' Whiskey The Boys of the Lough 0:06

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Whiskey, You're the Devil David Russell 0:55

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Thought Lines Steve Herberman 0:22

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Laura Steve Herberman 1:29

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Ajoka Theater founder Madeeha Guahar on stage following a performance in Islamabad of a play about blasphemy. In the antisecular atmosphere following the Punjab governor's assassination, the staging of the play is a rare example of secular society standing up against the intimidation of religious extremists. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Tents Marcel Khalife 0:19

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Granada Marcel Khalife 0:30

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Glendale, Calif., Police Sgt. Steve Robertson was first incapacitated by a laser beam while landing a helicopter in the mid-1990s. Since then, he says, he and his fellow police pilots in Glendale have been targeted dozens of times by people shining cheap, easy-to-buy lasers. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Northern Skies, Southern Blues Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker 0:08

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M&O Blues Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker 1:37

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As the star of The Diary of a Madman, Geoffrey Rush discovered threads of modern absurdism in Nikolai Gogol's writing. Heidrun Lohr/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Donald Harrison 0:25

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Delfeayo's Dilemma Justin Kauflin 0:54

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