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Iran's state-run Press TV showed images of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touring Tehran's research reactor on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'On The Table': Options For Ending The Iran Standoff

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Meneito Paraiso Laika & the Cosmonauts
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Fans mourn outside the funeral service for singer Whitney Houston in Newark, N.J., on Saturday. The pop superstar was found dead in a California hotel room a week ago. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston Fan: 'We Got Tears Outside The Perimeters'

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Challenger 64 Los Straitjackets
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Dan Rollman, the co-founder of RecordSetter, holds up a microphone to Rob Lathan, who currently holds the world record for completing 81 leg kicks on stilts while singing "New York, New York," at a World Record Appreciation Society event in New York City. Emily Wilson/Courtesy of RecordSetter hide caption

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Through RecordSetter, Everyone Can Be World Champ

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2nd Movement: Lullaby Mohammad Fairouz
Maroc 7 The Shadows
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Boa Constrictor Los Straitjackets
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Mohammed Fairouz recently premiered his Symphony No. 3: Poems and Prayers, a choral symphony set to Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic texts. Samantha West/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony

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