Burrell's Choice Jae Sinnett 0:17

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Nor Easter Jae Sinnett 1:30

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An Afghan man inspects a motorcycle used in a suicide attack in a parking lot holding dozens of trucks supplying the NATO-run Kandahar Air Base in June. Bombings and assassinations are on the rise in Kandahar. Last month, a suicide bomber struck the convoy of the provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, who was severely injured. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Raga Yaman Homayun Sakhi 0:23

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (left) stands onstage with his twin, Joaquin, during preparations Monday for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The mayor will give the keynote address Tuesday night, introduced by his brother, a Texas legislator. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A Little More Sunshine Lawrence Blatt 0:25

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Reach for the Rainbow Lawrence Blatt 0:29

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Ghinawa Bonga 0:11

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Roots Bonga 1:31

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Mack the Knife Si Zentner & His Orchestra 0:36

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The Girl from Ipanema Si Zentner & His Orchestra 0:55

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Golden Earrings The Drummonds 0:09

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You and the Night and the Music The Drummonds 1:30

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The Tide Hazmat Modine 0:35

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Wasp Nest The National 0:13

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Cardinal Song The National 0:29

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Stolen Leo Kottke 0:21

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Island Nujabes feat. Uyama Hiroto and Hakura Nakamura 0:56

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