A member of Rio de Janeiro's Social Work Department speaks with crack addicts in a slum area known as "Crackland," during a police operation in the city in November. Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Drug Epidemic: Welcome To 'Crackland'

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Pakistanis welcome Muhammad Shahid Nazir, center, the singer of "One Pound Fish," at Lahore's airport Thursday. Hamza Ali/AP hide caption

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'One Pound Fish': A Pakistani Man's Passport To Fame

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Israeli Election Campaign Includes Much Maneuvering

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Mexico's President Alters Tactics Against Drug Crimes

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Gul Mohammed Khan has lost three sons in sectarian violence during the last two years, in Karachi, Pakistan. He stands here with some of his grandchildren who have lost their fathers. When he looks at his grandchildren, he says, he sees his sons. Dina Temple-Raston/NPR hide caption

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Multiple Feuds Bring A Record Year Of Violence To Karachi

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Lessons For The Modern World From The Societies Of 'Yesterday'

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Congolese women wait for food to be distributed at the Mugunga III camp for displaced people outside the eastern town of Goma on Dec. 2. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Congo Fighting Leaves A Fragile City On Edge

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A Child Of The Slums Becomes A 'Queen' Of Chess

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Is Our Economy Better Than Theirs?

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Ringing in the New Year in Spain requires eating a dozen grapes and wearing a very specific kind of undergarment. Jeff Koehler hide caption

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Europe Fails To Stimulate Growth In 2012

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Under Pressure, India Fast-Tracks Gang-Rape Case

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