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Sound Mapping to Inauguration

"And the whole world loves it when you make that sound ..."
—OutKast, "The Whole World"

This week, Weekend Edition is taking on the globe for our Google Maps sound-mapping project. We're not trying to rule the world, of course — just plot more points from places like France, Iran, South Africa, etc. where people have been responding to the U.S. elections and anticipating the Obama administration. Again, just click on the little markers to hear sound bites of people speaking out, all recovered from NPR's shows and correspondents. Those which are new for this week are shown enlarged, and in green and purple (for dignitaries such as Vicente Fox and Desmond Tutu).

So go ahead and have a click or two. (Use the zoom feature to help sort it all out.) You have the whole world at your fingertips.