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Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Response To Syria

How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War?

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How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War?

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Feral hogs were once just a rural problem in Texas, but now they threaten to turn city parks into sties. Courtesy City Trapping hide caption

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Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

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Mated pairs of red-crowned cranes perform a "unison call," a complex and extended series of calls between the male and female that reinforces the pair bond. Sture Traneving hide caption

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Sture Traneving

Answering The Cranes' Call: 40 Years Of Preserving Grace

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An aerial view of Memorial Medical Center surrounded by floodwaters on Sept. 9, 2005. Kathy Anderson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Book Reviews

'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital

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'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital

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Members of S. A. Andrée's 1897 journey survey their downed vessel. This photo was recovered from a camera when their remains were found 33 years later. Courtesy of Grenna Museum, Andréexpeditionen Polarcenter/Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography/National Geographic hide caption

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From The Fall Of Failure, Success Can Take Flight

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Caleb Burhans debut album as a composer is called Evensong. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

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Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

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