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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Marchers carried a multicolor flag during Warsaw's annual gay pride parade earlier this month. Poland prohibits gay marriage but activists say attitudes toward gays have improved in recent years. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

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Unmanned observation towers, funded by the European Union, have sprouted recently along Poland's border with Russia. This one is located outside the sleepy Polish border village of Parkoszewo. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

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Afghan Women Climbers Face Challenges Beyond Scaling Summit

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A group of Afghan women are attempting to reach the 24,580-foot summit this summer. In mid-May, two of the climbers, along with two American chaperones, visited Afghanistan's highest mountain to see the terrain firsthand in preparation for the historic climb. Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson/NPR hide caption

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For Afghan Women Mountaineers, Uphill Battles Begin Before The Climb

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Judge Sentences 4 Afghan Men To Death For Mob Killing Of Woman

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In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

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U.S. Army Veterans, Survivors To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Dachau Liberation

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People stand beside the entrance gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, on Wednesday. Dachau was opened in 1933, less than two months after Adolf Hitler became German chancellor, to house political prisoners. This week marks 70 years since U.S. forces liberated the camp. Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Searing Memories Of Nazi Germany's First Concentration Camp

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European Leaders Vow To Do More To Help Arriving Migrants

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European Leaders Hold Summit To Address Migrant Crisis

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Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

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Poland's second-largest city is also a major tourist destination. Krakow (seen here at night from the Krakus Mound) is suffering some of the worst air pollution in Europe. Arek Olek/Flickr hide caption

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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

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Non-Profit Helps Young Afghan Women Reach Country's Tallest Peak

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

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