Filipino youths bring in the New Year with sparklers at a public park in Manila. Romeo Gacad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Quick Look At The Year Ahead

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The Euro Pictures Its First 10 Years

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Arab Women Rising: An Uncertain Future

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A New Era In North Korea, Yet Little Has Changed

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Haitians celebrate their independence from France on Jan. 1 each year with a traditional squash soup called soup joumou. Courtesy of Whole Foods hide caption

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Haitians Mark The New Year With A Belly Full Of Soup

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People crowd Saara, a popular market in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is one of the world's largest economies and is attracting job seekers from around the world. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brazil, Economic Opportunity Beckons Westerners

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A vendor sells seafood at a market in East Broadway in New York City's Chinatown. There was a 17 percent drop in the population of New York City's Chinatown over the past decade, and some say it's a sign that Chinatown is becoming more of a symbolic touchstone. Rebecca Sheir/NPR hide caption

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The Changing Face Of America's Chinatowns

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The Top 20 Deadliest Countries For Journalists

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Syrian Protestors Seek Out Arab League In The Streets

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Hesham Abdul Ghani and his wife, Oras Touma, came to Michigan to escape religious persecution. Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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Iraqi Refugees Struggle For Peace In America

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President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of his National Security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House. A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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Obama's Grade In Foreign Policy 2011: 'Incomplete'

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Iran Analyst Discusses Saudi Arms Deal

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A trader walks in New York City's financial district on Sept. 12, a day when stocks fell early based on fears that the Greek government would default, then rallied on news that China might buy Italian debt. This year, what sent the market into a tailspin often took place overseas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Finish Masks Volatile Year For U.S. Economy

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No TGIF For Samoa This Week

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