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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A Swell Of Elections In Post-Arab Spring Middle East

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Brewing Tension, Perhaps More Human Rights In Asia

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Street signs in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, are rare. The few that exist are in disrepair, like the one above. Two entrepreneurs are looking to change that and improve navigation in the city. Dina Temple-Raston hide caption

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Street Signs Intended To Give Pakistani City New Direction

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After the 1917 revolution, Russia's new rulers debated what to do with the crown jewels. This 1925 photo shows the collection. However, a 1922 album at the U.S. Geological Survey includes photos of four items that are not described in the official 1925 inventory. www.usgs.gov hide caption

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Russian Crown Jewels

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Protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late Saturday following the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus. Sajjad Hussain /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Egypt's New Choices, The Burden Of Democracy

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A man wears a costume reading "Dad" and "Mom" during a demonstration against gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in Nice, France, in October. Valery Hache /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption: Unresolved Issues In France

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