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Syrian mourners in Qusayr, a few miles outside Homs, carry the body of a man killed by shrapnel, during his funeral on Tuesday. After a month-long assault by the Syrian army, rebels were forced to retreat from Homs on Thursday. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Army Drives Rebels From Embattled City

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Taos Hum Eric Tingstad
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Los Angeles, No. 2 Brad Mehldau
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Police restrain a student protesting against education cuts during a rally in Valencia, in eastern Spain, on Feb. 20. Spaniards are beginning to feel the effects of $20 billion in austerity measures, and discontent is growing. Juan Carlos Cardenas/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Students, Police Clash As Spain Reaches Boiling Point

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Life in Mono [Sweat Band Mix] Mono
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Honda has a huge presence in Ohio, where the company and its suppliers are hiring. Here two advanced continuously variable transmissions undergo leak testing at the new assembly line at the Honda plant in Russells Point, Ohio. Ron Lietzke/AP hide caption

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How A Swing-State Upswing Could Alter The '12 Race

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Majorities In Senate And Public Support Birth Control Coverage

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All That We Perceive Thievery Corporation
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Black Disciples Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander

New York's Blue Note Jazz Club is currently hosting pianist Monty Alexander for a two-week residency. Alan Nahigian/Motema Music hide caption

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Monty Alexander: Jazz Piano Via Jamaican Pop

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Eleuthera Monty Alexander
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Bachanal (Instrumental) Shannone Holt

Students hoping for a repeal of California's ban on affirmative action in college admissions protest outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 13. The Supreme Court will decide an affirmative action case next fall that could affect college admissions policies across the country. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions

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Funky Back Home [Original Live Version] Dubtribe Sound System
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Hard Sole Shoe Jenny Scheinman

Women sit at a bus stop under election posters in Qom, about 75 miles south of Iran's capital, Tehran, on Tuesday. Iran's parliamentary elections on Friday are expected to be a contest between various conservative factions. Many candidates seeking change have been barred from running. Raheb Homavandi/Reiters/Landov hide caption

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In Iran's Election, Not All Candidates Are Welcome

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Thousands of Russians form a 10-mile human chain around a Moscow ring road on Monday during an opposition protest against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He is expected to win the March 4 presidential elections but is facing growing opposition. UPI/Landov hide caption

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As Election Nears, Russians Express Frustrations

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A Colombian police officer stands guard next to seized Chinese-made AK-47 replicas on Nov. 18, 2009. The guns have become so ubiquitous around the world that Russia's planned redesign may not do much to booster sales. Luis Robayo/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The New AK-47 Be As Popular As The Original?

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Time Version [*] Easy Star All-Stars
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Potato Hole Booker T. Jones & Booker T
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Safari Strut Whitefield Brothers

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic in a rehearsal of Mahler's Symphony No. 4, on tour last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Brian Lauritzen/KUSC hide caption

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Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas

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Revolting Children Matilda
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