Alter Ego The New Year 1:15

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Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy Devo 0:58

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    Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
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Grape Juice City Ratatat 0:06

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Edna Kash-kash, a Native American from Oregon, sits in front of a tepee circa 1900. In Eastern Oregon, a tribal celebration of first foods offers a connection to ancestors. Lee Moorhouse/Buyenlarge/Getty Images) hide caption

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Musicians perform at the inaugural ceremony of the International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture — a partnership between Yale University and The National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco. Tim Moran hide caption

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Take a Look at the World Temple of Sound 0:15

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    Take a Look at the World
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    Globalhead
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    Koch

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Payne's Bay Beirut 0:20

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    Rip Tide
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Lucky Penny John Doe 0:28

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    Keeper
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    Yep Roc

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Desclasificado Ana Tijoux 0:30

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Waking Up Weird Royal Bangs 0:54

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    Let It Beep
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Jersey I Billy Martin 0:25

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    illy B Eats, Vol. 2
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Blue & Green Sea of Cortez 0:58

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    Make It Sound

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses journalists at EU headquarters in Brussels in December. It's possible that European leaders will come up with ways to manage the region's debt crisis in the new year, but the worst case scenarios are dire. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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SLEEP ON THE LEFT SIDE (ALBUM VERSION) CORNERSHOP 1:15

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    SLEEP ON THE LEFT SIDE/BRIMFUL OF ASHA
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People crowd Saara, a popular market in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is one of the world's largest economies and is attracting job seekers from around the world. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dingba Don Seckou Keita Quintet 0:15

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I Wonder Why T-Bone Walker 0:28

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    Good Feelin' [Can]
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