Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and his wife, Anne Sinclair, leave a Manhattan court on June 6. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan National Army troops take a break while on a joint patrol and clearing operation with Butcher Troop, part of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, in eastern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR/Redux hide caption

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Soccer fans attend the women's World Cup opener between Germany and Canada. In Germany, the game drew a TV audience of more than 18 million, or a quarter of the country's population — better stats than some men's matches garner. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Milos Karadaglich says as soon as he held his father's rusty, old guitar, he knew it was the instrument he would play. Olaf Heine hide caption

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The Rev. Gabriel Daoud is a Syriac Orthodox priest in Damascus. He says his parish is nervous about the growing protest movement and believes it's anti-Christian. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Dubai now boasts the world's largest building, Burj Khalifa. Zakaria says the world is now experiencing what he calls "the rise of the rest," where countries around the world are growing at previously unthinkable rates. Marwan Naamani/Getty Images hide caption

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Public sector workers marched through the center of Manchester in northwest England on Thursday during a one-day strike to protest pension cuts. Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrians carry national flags during a candlelight vigil in honor of those who were killed in recent violence, in Damascus on Wednesday. It was the first officially sanctioned protest in the capital, and it comes just days after the regime allowed opposition activists to meet at a Damascus hotel. Muzaffar Salman/AP hide caption

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This handout photo released by the Cuban website www.cubadebate.cu shows former Cuban President Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reading Tuesday's edition of the state newspaper Granma in Havana on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From inside China, it often appears as if modern Chinese power is more aimed at erasing a painful past than at writing a dominant future. But there is one topic where the peace-loving Chinese seem worryingly militaristic: Taiwan. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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