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French President Francois Hollande (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 22 as part of a European budget summit. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Suite No. 2 in D Minor Yo-Yo Ma 0:20

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Triple Quartet — First Movement Steve Reich 1:30

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A woman walks by the Grand Mosque of Djenne on market day in Djenne, Mali, on Sept. 2. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed town is among the Malian tourist sites suffering from a huge drop in visitors after a coup took place in March and Islamist rebels seized control of the country's north. Joe Penney/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Soixante Trois Tinariwen 0:36

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Night Train Jimmy Smith 0:30

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Blue Ronda a La Turk Dave Brubeck 0:23

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Take Five Dave Brubeck Quartet 0:23

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Fiddle Bagpipes Steve Schuch 0:35

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Jingle Bells Swing Jim Cullum Jazz Band & Dick Hyman 0:55

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Mothers and their children sit among their washing in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on Wednesday. The internally displaced faced further misery as heavy rain was followed by a drop in temperatures. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Stranger's Bed Marcel Khalife 0:12

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Waltz for Rita's Winter Marcel Khalife 1:30

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Fraud victims are more likely to have opened official-looking sweepstakes notices and other mailings. A new study says the elderly are more susceptible than the young to being swindled. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Alligator Crawl Louis Armstrong 0:16

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In subtropical Japan, the sanshin is a ubiquitous part of life. Collection of Museo Azzarini, Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Haisai Ojisan Shoukichi Kina 0:04

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Into and Out of It Akira Satake 0:04

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Atlantic City's boardwalk, with its shops, restaurants, casinos and hotels, was mostly protected during Hurricane Sandy by a dune restoration project. But TV images of one small section that was damaged gave the impression that the whole thing was destroyed. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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HARLEM NOCTURNE SPIKE JONES NEW BAND 0:20

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BIG TOWN LAURINDO ALMEIDA & THE DANZANEROS 2:00

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To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Chris Carroll/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Carol of the Bells Edward Gerhard 0:40

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