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A Syrian soldier casts a shadow as he stands in the northwest city of Idlib in May. Growing numbers of Syrian soldiers are defecting and joining the rebels. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Army trucks carry Egyptian military tanks in El Arish, in the northern Sinai Peninsula, on Aug. 9. Security forces are conducting a major security campaign in the area after a deadly attack by masked gunmen on a border post left 16 soldiers dead. AP hide caption

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a campaign event on June 18 in Janesville, Wis. Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, has made sure his constituents haven't been left out of federal programs like the stimulus. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Sara Millan (left) thanks Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America CEO Bruce Marks after NACA was able to reduce her family's mortgage during an event in Los Angeles in September 2010. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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A man from the Mundari nomad tribe stands among cattle on Jan. 18, in Juba, South Sudan. Cattle raids, a common occurrence in the region, have grown increasingly violent in recent years. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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German dances (6) for orchestra, K. 509 Murray Perahia 0:30

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Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y., was sold in June, part of a wave of privatizations in rural counties across New York state. Brian Mann for NPR hide caption

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