Nisaka Mieko gathers chives, which have been contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor accident. She says she may lose $25,000 in crops, and hopes to plant some of the seeds next year.
A sign shows that a new price is available on this town house for sale in Pepper Pike, Ohio, in January. Home prices are falling across most of America's largest cities, and average prices in eight major markets have hit their lowest point since the housing bust.
Long after midnight, 5-year-old Rajani is roused from sleep and carried by her uncle to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of morning. It becomes a secret the whole village keeps, explained one farmer.
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