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Revolting Children Matilda
Jingle Bells Shawn Lee Ping Pong Orchestra
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David Mulford, far right, watches James Baker announce the Plaza agreement in 1985. Mario Cabrera/AP hide caption

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The Secret Plan To Fix The Dollar

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Dollar of Soul The Ethiopians
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Manouchehr Mottaki, then Iran's foreign minister, speaks during a Dec. 4 news conference in Manama, Bahrain. Nine days later, on Dec. 13, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad abruptly fired Mottaki while he was on state business in Senegal. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Top Diplomat's Ouster Hints At Political Battle In Iran

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Red Shirt anti-government protesters shout slogans and sing songs during a demonstration at the Democracy monument in Bangkok, on Dec. 10. The Thai government recently announced it would lift the state of emergency in place since riots in April and May, the country's worst political violence in years. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thai Riots Sign Of Simmering Political Tensions

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We See Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts
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Just What I Was Thinking Glorytellers
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Atone
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Boo Boo (from left), as voiced by Justin Timberlake, and Yogi Bear, as voiced by Dan Aykroyd, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action/computer-animated adventure in 3D, "Yogi Bear." Warner Bros hide caption

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For 'Yogi Bear' Parodist, A Suitable Penance?

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Hailee Steinfeld, who turned 14 last week, plays Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers new movie version of True Grit. Wilson Webb/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Hailee Steinfeld: For A Young Actress, A Gritty Debut

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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma
Two Steps Back Shawn Lee
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Northwest [Instrumental] Richmond Fontaine
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We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
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Lester's Mood Skatalites
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Thule The Album Leaf
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In a Safe Place
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Sonic Wind [Instrumental Mix] Calexico
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Even My Sure Things Fall Through
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The Set-Up The City Champs

A Place For Them? Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) bonds with his daughter, Cleo (Elle Fanning), in Sofia Coppola's Hollywood drama Somewhere. Merrick Morton/Focus Features hide caption

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For Coppola, Dorff, A Realistic Look At 'Somewhere'

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To the Author [Version 1] The Sea and Cake
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Waking Up Weird Royal Bangs
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