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A 1967 poster declares, "Beloved Chairman Mao, we are loyal to you forever." Courtesy of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center hide caption

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The Art Of Chinese Propaganda

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Free breakfasts at Denny's are one bonus of birthdays. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Benefit Of Birthdays? Freebies Galore

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Residents wait for information from FEMA in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. Superstorm Sandy washed away a large section of the iconic boardwalk here on Nov. 2. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Uprooted By Sandy, Residents Scatter To New Housing

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Two legendary 19th century Finnish murderers grace the cover to Kimmo Pohjonen's Murhaballadeja. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Squeezebox Brutality: Murder Ballads From Finland

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Former Central Intelligence Agency Director, David Petraeus, in Sept. 2011. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

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Day-Lewis used firsthand accounts of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, along with his personal letters, to develop a voice and a style for Steven Spielberg's biographical drama. David James/DreamWorks hide caption

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Daniel Day-Lewis On Creating A Voice From The Past

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With Congress on the edge of a fiscal cliff, set to occur Jan. 1, some say a fiscal plunge is exactly what's needed to break the political logjam. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Upside To Plunging Off The Fiscal Cliff

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Iranian women look at a jewelry shop display in Tehran, Iran, in 2010. Iran now appears to be stockpiling gold in an attempt to stabilize its economy, which has been hit hard by Western sanctions. Atta Lenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Combat Sanctions, Iran Buys Up Gold

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