Emerald Minarets in a Sea of Stars Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton 0:21

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Saraab Simon Shaheen & Qantara 1:30

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Wayne Seybold of Marion, Ind., grew up in a trailer park on the factory side of town. As mayor, he's downsized the city's government and expanded the business community. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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We See Garage a Trois 0:21

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Footprints Rob Levit 0:11

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Footprints Rob Levit 0:29

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Supporters take photos of President Obama at a fundraising kickoff event in Chicago in April. During the heated debate over the debt ceiling, the president canceled several fundraisers in order to focus on negotiations. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor, shown with President Obama in this file photo, became the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice during the Obama administration, one of a number of judicial diversity milestones the White House has made. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hang Up and Drive Jimmy Thackery 0:22

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White Sugar Taylor, Joanne Shaw 0:55

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The Truth Seeker Pharez Whitted 1:30

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Brother Thomas Pharez Whitted

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Mexican federal police man a checkpoint in downtown Juarez, Mexico, on July 13. Despite being hard hit by drug violence, Mexican border cities remain attractive to foreign businesses seeking cheap labor and easy access to the U.S. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Three Epitafios: Epitafios 4 John Williams 0:05

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Saltarello John Williams 0:30

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a debate on the Italian economic situation Wednesday at the Parliament in Rome. In a speech aimed at soothing concerns over a possible debt crisis, he said, "We have solid economic fundamentals. Our banks have liquidity and are solvent." Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zurezat Sylvain Luc & Bireli Lagrene 0:10

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This artist's illustration shows a collision between the moon and a companion moon. Scientists say the collision could be responsible for the moon's asymmetric shape. Martin Jutzi and Erik Asphaug/Nature hide caption

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Last Known Surroundings Explosions in the Sky 0:18

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Human Qualities Explosions in the Sky 1:39

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Today, Seattle's Pike Place Market is a bustling tourist spot — where visitors come to buy lattes at the original Starbucks and watch vendors throw fish. But in the late 1970s, the market was a dicier place. And Lowen Clausen — a Seattle cop turned Seattle crime writer — would know. papalars via Flickr hide caption

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Moontrane Ben Williams 0:08

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