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At the Sonora Market in Mexico City, statues of Christian icons are displayed for sale next to Day of the Dead figures and narco-saints. Increasingly, Mexicans are turning to amulets and figurines amid the country's brutal drug war and languishing economy. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Mexicans Seek Charms, Potions To Ward Off Bad Luck

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Flor de Huevo Lobos
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Connachtman's Rambles/The Fairy Jig Popcorn Behavior
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Strangest Dream
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A day after leaving Moscow, travelers can see colorful churches along the forested banks of the Volga. They share the banks with mansions of Russia's nouveau riche. Anne Garrels/NPR hide caption

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Navigating Tricky Crosscurrents In Russia's Heartland

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Lights of Russia Richard Patterson, Emanuil Sheykman et. al.
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Twilight In Blue Rafe Lyford
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Mike Green texts now, but he didn't in 2005, when his now ex-wife began an affair with her colleague via text messaging. He hopes he can trust again; he gets suspicious whenever a girlfriend texts someone else. Courtesy of Mike Green hide caption

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Can Social Media Break Up A Marriage?

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Hell No! We Won't Go! The Philistines Jr.
Thirteen Eagles Stephan Micus
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Desert Poems
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Fool Jesse Harris & Songwriter]
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Watching the Sky
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Jesse Harris & Songwriter]

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Seems Like Most Everything Used to Be Something Else The Six Parts Seven
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Things Shaped in Passing
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Community leaders and homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosure protest at a rally in Los Angeles last month. Bank of America has acknowledged finding some mistakes in its foreclosure files. Mark Ralston/AFP hide caption

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A Foreclosure Gone Wrong: One Man's Struggle

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I Like to Score Moby
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In S. Africa's Orphanages, Is Doing Good Really Bad?

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Tsi Tsi No1 Big Voice Jack
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Rough Guide to the Music of South Africa [2006]
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Le Kat Andrew Lawrence-King
Scuttlebutt Béla Fleck
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Revolting Children Matilda
Old Memories John Dowdall, Jan Boland and Amy Boland
Piano Phase (D'Note's Phased & Konfused remix after Steve Reich) Steve Reich, Double Edge
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Eastern Twin Martin Tillman
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