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Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State Kerry

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Cranes fly at sunset above the Hula Valley of northern Israel in January. Millions of birds pass through the area as they migrate south every winter from Europe and Asia to Africa. Some now stay in the Hula Valley for the entire winter. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel Restores Wetlands; Birds Make It Their Winter Home

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Birds Vs Worms Modest Mouse
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Steven Callahan survived for 76 days adrift in an inflatable life raft. This 2002 photo shows Callahan with an improved life raft he designed after his ordeal. While enduring shark attacks, rain and helpless drifting, Callahan dreamed of a better survival vessel. Once he returned to land, he spent almost two decades designing this one, featuring a rigid exterior, a removable canopy and a sail. Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press hide caption

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Real-Life Shipwreck Survivor Helped 'Life Of Pi' Get Lost At Sea

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With A Passion For Her Cello, Dom La Nena Debuts Her Vocals

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Stephanos Mwange, a Greek-born citizen of Ugandan descent, says his love for Greek history and mythology have inspired him to act ancient Greek tragedies such as Hecuba. He's a well-known actor, though his positive experience as a naturalized Greek citizen is exceptional. Most from a similar background say they've been made to feel like foreigners. Courtesy of Sotiria Psarou hide caption

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Greeks Ask Themselves: Who's A Greek?

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