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Model Balanescu Quartet
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To You Vinicius Cantuaria & Cantuária, Vinicius
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Police officials stand next to a bullet-ridden Seattle Metro bus on Aug. 12. A man with a history of mental illness shot and wounded the driver, then died in a chaotic shootout with police. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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After Attacks, Seattle Rethinks How To Treat Mentally Ill

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The Sacred Steel tradition is an integral part of worship. From the House of God Keith Dominion Church, Aubrey Ghent (pictured) helped revive the style in 1990s. Brad Gregory/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel

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So Obvious Legs
Crooked Railroad New West Guitar Group

Daniel Craig, at right, is probably best known as the current incarnation of James Bond. He's in rehearsal now for a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, alongside Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz — who plays his wife, and is that in real life, too. Brigitte Lacombe/ hide caption

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Daniel Craig Heads Back To Broadway With 'Betrayal'

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Dragon Toots Thielemans Quartet
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Bienvenido Josh Rouse

Roberto de Carvalho (left), who maintains a truck fleet in Recife, Brazil, is shown here with his daughter Sandra, 22, wife Enilda and daughter Susana, 16. The family makes just enough to belong the rapidly expanding ranks of the country's middle class, though they still can't afford a house or even a car. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Brazil's New Middle Class: A Better Life, Not An Easy One

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Emkay Bonobo
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Cleveland Rocks The Presidents of the United States of America
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Learn How to Love Tedeschi Trucks Band
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A police officer blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, the central headquarters for the Communist Party of China, in Beijing last year. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Debate: Must The Party Follow The Constitution?

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The Brazilian city of Olinda has a novel approach to taming its ever-growing traffic problem: traffic clowns known as palhacos. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Brazil's Traffic Is A Circus, So Send In The Clowns

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Doce de Côco Jacob Do Bandolim
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