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Samba Geladio Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté 1:29

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North Carolina-born Chris Hughes attended Harvard University, where he shared a room with his Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg. He bought a majority stake in the venerable magazine The New Republic in 2012, and is the magazine's publisher and editor-in-chief. Jason Gardner/The New Republic hide caption

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The eye of Hurricane Earl in the Atlantic Ocean, seen from a NASA research aircraft on Aug. 30, 2010. This flight through the eyewall caught Earl just as it was intensifying from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane. Researchers collected air samples on this flight from about 30,000 feet over both land and sea and close to 100 different species of bacteria. Jane Peterson/NASA hide caption

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Rainyway Back Home Nujabes 0:30

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The NRA and some concealed-carry activists say the best defense against gun violence is armed "good guys." Here, a man fires his pistol at an indoor range in Aurora, Colo., last summer. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Everywhere You Turn The Bad Plus 0:04

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Postal rates for domestic first-class mail went up just a penny this week, but for businesses that ship packages internationally — like small record labels — the rate increases are much larger. John Gress/Corbis hide caption

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Smoothie Song Nickel Creek 0:55

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The use of security cameras such as these, looking out over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, is on the rise in China. Critics say the government is using them to discourage dissidents. Ed Jones /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spies Coldplay 0:04

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A Hero Unmasked Takumi Saito, Ryo Koike, Hiroaki Takahashi, Riichiro Kuwabara 0:29

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A demonstrator shouts anti-government slogans as he stands in front of the Justice Ministry in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on Nov. 6, 2012, as part of a demonstration by radical Salafi Muslims protesting against the imprisonment of hundreds of Salafist militants. Amine Landoulsi/AP hide caption

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At the Well Markus James 0:22

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In 1800, when the tapestry cap was made, Aleppo was a major textile center, dotted with workshops where silk was woven and crafted. This 1873 photograph shows a Muslim man and woman from the region. Courtesy of The Textile Museum hide caption

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Dinaresade Ensemble Unicorn 0:17

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