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In the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Sharim, men wear dark pants, long dark coats and black hats. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

Even in this month's 90-degree heat, ultra-Orthodox Jews stay loyal to their traditional attire: heavy, long skirts for women and dark suits and fedoras for men. Air conditioning helps.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans' emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina during a visit Tuesday to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayor Landrieu To Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

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LGBT activists in Kazakhstan hoped international attention from hosting the Winter Olympics might help their cause. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Kazakhstan's LGBT Community, A Struggle For Recognition And Rights

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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

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Caprese salad on a stick is one of the healthier options at this year's Iowa State Fair. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Eating Healthy At The Iowa State Fair Means Salad On A Stick

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Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud's new book, The Meursault Investigation, reworks Albert Camus' The Stranger. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Novelist Kamel Daoud, Finding Dignity In The Absurd

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