Dubai now boasts the world's largest building, Burj Khalifa. Zakaria says the world is now experiencing what he calls "the rise of the rest," where countries around the world are growing at previously unthinkable rates. Marwan Naamani/Getty Images hide caption

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A highway links Southern California's Ventura and Hollywood freeways in 1953 — one of the crowning achievements of the "good roads" movement that actually began in the 19th century with bicycles. L. J. Willinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, in a Paris car crash while trying to avoid paparazzi. Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter who has released six albums. Bright's Passage is his first novel. Marcelo Biglia/ hide caption

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The green bean salad with snow peas, coriander and mustard seeds and tarragon, from Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty. Ottolenghi's column, "The New Vegetarian," has run in London's Guardian newspaper since 2006. Jonathan Lovekin hide caption

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Golf, track, basketball ... Babe Didrikson Zaharias could do it all. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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In 1897, New York was a town of many newspapers in which the New York World, the New York Journal, the New York Herald, the New York Post and more competed for the public eye. Library of Congress hide caption

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A self-portrait by Rembrandt, valued at $36 million, was taken from the Swedish National Museum in 2000. Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, went undercover — as an authenticator for an Eastern European mob group — to recover it. Swedish National Museum hide caption

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