TERRACES PETER ERSKINE, PALLE DANIELSSON, JOHN TAYLOR 0:25

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ON THE LAKE PETER ERSKINE / JOHN TAYLOR / PALLE DANIELSSON 0:58

Instants Skúli Sverrisson 0:25

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Argh, it's on the tip of my tongue! Contestants in the Names and Faces competition focus at last year's World Memory Championships held in Guangzhou, China. A new field of mental athletes is currently vying for the 2012 championship. Peng Tong/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Process of Leaving E*vax 0:15

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Musica callada, 28 pieces for piano in 4 books Herbert Henck 0:29

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In the first act of Les Miserables, factory worker Fantine (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is forced first to sell her hair and then become a prostitute in order to support her daughter, Cosette. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Mourners gather for a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., on Friday night. Andrew Gombert/AP hide caption

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Headlights Lloyd Cole 0:25

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Backwoods Lloyd Cole 1:24

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Poison C.W. Vrtacek 0:25

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War C.W. Vrtacek 0:58

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Democrats aren't going to throw America's seniors over the fiscal cliff to give a tax cut to the wealthiest. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Transformation, for cello [*][Version][Multimedia Track] Rufus Cappadocia 0:20

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Far from Enough Viktor Krauss 0:29

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Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's descriptions and drawings, Lord of the Rings fan Vince Donovan built a hobbit-hole to house his collection of Middle Earth memorabilia. Emma Lee/NewsWorks hide caption

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This is Not America Ahn Trio 0:25

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Dies Irie, for piano trio Ahn Trio 1:27

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