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Cheerleaders perform during the women's beach volleyball preliminary phase Pool B match on the Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade in London on Monday. Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We've Got Olympic Spirit, Yes We Do; How 'Bout You?

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U.S. investigators allege that Afghan Gen. Ahmad Zia Yaftali stole tens of millions of dollars' worth of medicine from the Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in Kabul. He has been removed from that post, but has not been prosecuted. He's shown here at the hospital on Dec. 18, 2010. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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U.S. Wages Sisyphean War Against Afghan Corruption

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Former New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer is the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works. Nina Subin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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'The Lies Are Over': A Journalist Unravels

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The Fat Boys in 1990. Left to right: Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley, Darren "Buff Love" Robinson and Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales. Ebet Roberts/Redferns hide caption

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Fat Boys: A Hip-Hop Novelty Act Strikes Back

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Young Skywalker: Gabby Douglas helped solidify the U.S. women's team grip on gymnastics gold. The Americans beat Russia and Romania. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal; First In 16 Years

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Participants in a fishing derby cast lines from a pier near Onondaga Lake's outflow in Syracuse, N.Y. David Chanatry for NPR hide caption

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America's 'Most Polluted' Lake Finally Comes Clean

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Mitt Romney speaks in Jerusalem on Sunday, backing "any and all measures" to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Romney Tries To Shape Distinct Iran Policy

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Cuban performers ranging from dancers to opera singers were packing in audiences at Havana's El Cabildo restaurant and cabaret. In a case seen as a test of Raul Castro's commitment to economic changes, government inspectors recently closed the restaurant. Desmond Boylan/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Opera Unfolds When A Cuban Cabaret Is Shut Down

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U.S. swimmers Conor Dwyer (left), Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens poses on the podium with their gold medals after winning the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Phelps Sets New Olympic Record With 19 Medals; America's Schmitt Wins Gold

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