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Noah Stewart shelters in the closet just 15 minutes before an April 2011 tornado demolished his house. Wearing the helmet may have saved his life, one doctor says. Courtesy of the Stewart family hide caption

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Tahoe Roger Piantadosi 0:19

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In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, thousands of African immigrants, many of them small-scale clothing traders from Nigeria, have come seeking business opportunities. One of the Nigerian traders, who goes by his "designer name" of Niceguy, is shown here in the city's Little Africa neighborhood. Nina Porzucki for NPR hide caption

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Roots Bonga 0:29

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Smoke rises as fires burn out of control near Vermont Street in Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. Riots erupted after L.A. police officers were acquitted in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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National Guardsmen watch a business go up in flames in South Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. The riots erupted after a mostly white jury acquitted police officers accused in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Hal Garb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Not Their Fight David Holmes 0:04

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All Sewn Up David Holmes 1:29

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Residents of Cañada Real stand near recently demolished shacks on March 5. The settlement is separated into different sections and tends to be segregated by ethnic groups: Roma in one section, Arabs in another, for example. Susana Vera/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Etienne et Petunia Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer et. al. 0:30

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Scenes from a Troubled Mind Gov't Mule 0:29

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The Captain's Dream Theodore Shapiro 0:15

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In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Matthew Broderick plays Jimmy Winter, a New York playboy of the Prohibition era. The show is at the Imperial Theatre. Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra Various 0:04

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