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Tunisians protest outside the gates to the French Embassy in Tunis. Arab Spring began in Tunisia when a fruit vendor set himself on fire in protest in front of a government building. Fethi Belaid /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Arab Spring: A Year Of Revolution

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You May Be Blue Vetiver
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William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator who founded the political magazine National Review in 1955. He died in 2008. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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William F. Buckley, Father Of American Conservatism

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Dessa is a member of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree. Her newest album is Castor, the Twin. Kelly Loverud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dessa: A Twin City Rapper Explores A Softer Side

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Carnaval de São Vicente [São Vicente Carnival] Césaria Évora
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Quattro (World Drifts In) Calexico
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