Wednesday

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U.S. Marines take cover as they are involved in a gun battle in March during a patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan. In February, U.S.-led troops set out to rid the area of insurgents and set up a viable local government. But Taliban militants have returned to the area. Dusan Vranic/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

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Ana Hualinga, a local leader of the indigenous Achuar people in San Cristobal, Peru, stands in a former community garden and tree nursery. She says the land was recently cleared by the oil company Pluspetrol, without consulting the community. Annie Murphy for NPR hide caption

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Monday

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An image of terrorism suspect Faisal Shahzad is seen on a TV screen as Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials hold a news briefing last month about the investigation into the attempted May 1 bombing of Times Square. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rukia Begum, 16, sits before a loom at a craft center in Islampur, a community that suffered tremendous damage at the hands of the Taliban. The center is run by the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, in partnership with UNESCO, to teach women traditional crafts to improve their livelihoods and keep their culture alive. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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