Nelson Mandela, with his wife, Winnie, walks to freedom after 27 years in prison on Feb. 11, 1990, in Cape Town. AP hide caption

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The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela

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Jim Nayder, host of the The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon, left, remembers his good friend. Courtesy Scott Simon hide caption

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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

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A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oct. 13, 2012. Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

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Week In Politics: Supreme Court Decisions

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In 'Sisterland,' Familial Fissures And A Pair Of Psychic Twins

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The Sundarbans, a mangrove forest at the edge of the Bay of Bengal, stretch across parts of southwestern Bangladesh and southeastern India. NASA hide caption

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World War Z is just the latest pop-culture incarnation of the Zombie Apocalypse. Adam Frank says the zombies keep coming because they're trying to tell us something. MPC/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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