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Sharon Phillips, William Wright and Tim Paliwoda fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. Some economists predict that private employers will be slow to hire more full-time workers because productivity increased a lot in the past year. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Monday

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Olga Esparza Rodriguez stands next to a photo of her daughter, Monica, who disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in March 2009. Monica is among the hundreds of women and girls who have disappeared from the violence-plagued border city over the past two decades. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Thursday

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the author of Made for Goodness — written with his daughter Mpho Tutu, also a priest in the Anglican communion — and several other reflections on faith, forgiveness and reconciliation. Cameron Davidson hide caption

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Wednesday

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Marine Lt. Col. Brian Christmas listens as an interpreter translates the concerns of Marjah residents about opening a school. Local people fear the Taliban who have remained in the area, hidden among the population. Some residents have received "night letters" — notes from Taliban fighters threatening them with death if they deal with NATO or Afghan government troops. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Afghan National Police Col. Shafiqa Quraishi addresses the crowd during the International Women's Day ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Kabul on March 4. Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr./U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of isafmedia via Flickr hide caption

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Monday

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William and Laura Betts live on Dana Lane in the community of Moreno Valley, Calif. The couple stand out because they actually paid off their mortgage in 2005. William, who lost his job in November 2009, is glad they don't have to worry about making payments on their house. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Thursday

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Aircraft mechanic Jere Herr of Indianapolis prepares to go to work while seated in his recreational vehicle, parked in a lot at the Los Angeles International Airport. He lives by the airport to save money for the future. One-third of Americans will have to rely on Social Security benefits — not pensions — in their retirement years. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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