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Gunshots And Uncertainty In Kyrgyzstan's Capital

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Happy Feet Manhattan Rhythm Kings
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Sixty Sharp Knives Kevin McKendree
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Orange County Lumber Truck Don Julin
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President Obama walks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul on March 28. In recent comments, Karzai has blamed the West for many of his troubles, causing concern in Washington. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Relationship Between Karzai, U.S. Deteriorates

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Arroyo Erik Truffaz
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Renouf's Last Tooth Avishai Cohen

Susan Spicer, pictured here in December 2009, is the chef and owner of Bayona restaurant in New Orleans. She says Janette Desautel, the Treme character played by Kim Dickens (below), is based on her — just "younger, saltier and a little prettier than me." Cheryl Gerber/AP hide caption

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New Orleans Locals Put Their Stamp On HBO's 'Treme'

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Catch Me if You Can The Like
Teen Beast Los Straitjackets & Straitjackets
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A Sudanese policeman in the capital Khartoum patrols past an electricity pole covered in campaign posters as preparations continue for Sudan's multiparty elections. Voting begins Sunday. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Eager To Vote, Braced For Trouble In Southern Sudan

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The cranium of a creature who lived around 2 millions years ago, and was probably between the ages of 9 and 13 when it died. Scientists say this new species, Australopithecus sediba, may be a direct human ancestor. Brett Eloff/Courtesy of Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand hide caption

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Odd Fossil May Be Human Ancestor, Or Dead End

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Malcolm McLaren managed iconic acts such as The Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow and New York Dolls. John Minihan/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Subversive Punk Icon Malcolm McLaren Dead At 64

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