Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer in March 2005 as he left Japan for Iceland, where he lived out his final years. Yuriko Nakao /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Iceland's government is drafting plans to ban pornography online and in print. Supporters say it's an attempt to shield children. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Lack of oxygen probably caused this mass herring die-off on Feb. 3 in an Icelandic fjord. Brynjar Gauti/AP hide caption

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When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?

More people use Disney Dollars than Iceland's krona. Is it time to give up on the currency?

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Should Iceland Kill The Krona?

Does it make sense for a country the size of Staten Island to have its own currency? Iceland wants to know.

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