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A Nile Project concert in Al Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt, 31 January, 2013. Courtesy of Matjaz Kacicnik/Nile Project hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.

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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

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The view west from London's newest skyscraper looks over the River Thames and St. Paul's Cathedral. Russians have flocked to the English property and banking sectors as the economy crumbles back home. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

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King of Diamonds Motopony
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Mandevilla Fred Hersch Trio
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Profundo Grosso The Greyboy Allstars
La bohème, opera [Mi chiamano Mimi] André Kostelanetz & His Orchestra, André Kostelanetz Orchestra, André Kostelanetz (conductor)
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Shiite fighters and Sunni fighters, who have joined Shiite militia groups known collectively as Hashid Shaabi ("Popular Mobilization") to fight the Islamic State, gesture Tuesday next to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's palaces in the Iraqi town of Ouja, near Tikrit. Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

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Yet Again Grizzly Bear
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Feel It All Around Washed Out
(Late Night at The) Maple Leaf Stanton Moore Trio & Moore, Stanton Trio
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President Obama views solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy with Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall, second from right, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt, right, and Energy Manager Eric Haukdal, left. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How President Obama Wants To Shrink The Government's Carbon Footprint

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Wish for a Flood Ilad
Crazy Quilt Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau

Language instructor Soh Bor-am teaches eight Mandarin classes a day, as Chinese tourism to South Korea swells. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

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Give Inski's The Mattson 2 feat. Tommy Guererro
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Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J., is one of two refineries that are involved in the settlement. It's no longer owned by Exxon, but they are on the hook for the cleanup. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

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Complicated Two Weather Pending
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Sad Machine Porter Robinson
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A Nile Project concert in Al Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt, 31 January, 2013. Courtesy of Matjaz Kacicnik/Nile Project hide caption

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Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

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