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Boy's Brutal Death Becomes Rallying Cry For Syrians

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Clashes erupted between security forces and students demanding political change at a protest in Algeria's capital, Algiers, on May 2. Small protests in the city are quickly put down by well-equipped riot police. Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Rich Algeria, Youth Face Meager Future

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Abortion Foes Push To Redefine Personhood

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The confluence of the Baker and Chacabuco rivers in the remote Patagonian region of Aysen in Chile, as seen on Jan. 20, 2008. The plan to build five new hydroelectric dams in the region has sparked protests in Chile. Jorge Uzon/AP hide caption

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Plans For Dams In Patagonia Draw Ire From Chileans

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Gates Sees Taliban Engaged In Talks By Year's End

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