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The Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a ninth century Omani trading ship, sails into the harbor of Galle, Sri Lanka, in 2010. The ship was built in a traditional manner that uses coconut fibers (but no nails) to hold the ship together. The ship followed old routes used by Arab traders. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

Give It Away The Fray
Kelvinator Kaki King
Winter Weather Fats Waller
Battles Barbarossa
Brace Brace Bonobo

The Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a ninth century Omani trading ship, sails into the harbor of Galle, Sri Lanka, in 2010. The ship was built in a traditional manner that uses coconut fibers (but no nails) to hold the ship together. The ship followed old routes used by Arab traders. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

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St. Louis Blues Don Byron
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Bush pilot John Bouker (right) and village public safety officer Mike Myers (left) outside Bouker's Cessna 207. Bouker transports Alaskan cops to remote areas and helps pick up prisoners. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

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Mix It Up Baby Barbara Lynn
Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango
Anthem of Hope Ryan Farish
Yellow Noise Spiro

Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin (right) of Maine celebrates after aide Megan Hutson picked a choice number in the congressional office lottery. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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'The Hunger Games' Meets Capitol Hill At The Freshman Office Lottery

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Messenger Kevin Eubanks
In The Shadow Of The Colossi Doug Kaufman

Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and train to her job near Washington, D.C. She's been working toward her B.A. for nine years, and when she finally finishes, she says, she'll be able to afford to live closer to work. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

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When the Night St. Lucia
Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys
Canto de Ossanha Jonathan Kreisberg

Ela Stein Weissberger joins the cast of Brundibár for a final song. Cheryl Corley hide caption

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Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

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