Shahzia Sikander, pictured here, created the film Parallax (also pictured) to explore the layers of history and change that are remaking parts of the Middle East and South Asia. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander hide caption

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Director Jafar Panahi is a smiling and ever-sunny cab driver in his most accessible nonfilm yet. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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Riding Rings Around Iran's Censors In 'Jafar Panahi's Taxi'

An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.

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People stand amid the rubble of a house damaged by a Saudi-led airstrike last month in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Russia has ramped up its role in Syria's civil war. Here, President Vladimir Putin (center) speaks with Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. RIA NOVOSTI/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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