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Winding Up Splinters
Second Hand Splinters

"This is a mother to all of us who left Iraq," AlKarkhi says. "So when you look at it, you look into your mother's eye. The eyes of this woman reflect the eyes of the mothers of everybody who left home." Photo: Walid Jawad hide caption

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Portrait Of Iraq: A Refugee Artist Paints His Home

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Taqsim Maqam Ajam Rahim Alhaj & Souhail Kaspar
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Egypt Explores Tourism Beyond The Package Tour

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As many as 100,000 people visited Sun City, Ariz., when the community opened on New Year's weekend in 1960. Del Webb/Pulte hide caption

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Community Helped Change How We See Retirement

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On the Street Where You Live Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian
Worse and Worse Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian
Fortune Cookie Los Straitjackets & Straitjackets
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Konarka uses this blue chamber to test solar panels. It re-creates light conditions at noon at the equator. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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A Once-Dark Polaroid Factory Goes Green

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Retrograde Mirror Form Stereolab
Household names Stereolab
White Elephant Aphrodesia
Every Day Aphrodesia
Floricanto (Floricanto) Lhasa
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FAA Investigating Airline After 3 Rough Landings

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All Night Visti & Meyland
Barbarian Quantic Soul Orchestra

Atul Gawande is associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. His other books include Better and Complications. Fred Field hide caption

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Atul Gawande's 'Checklist' For Surgery Success

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Nobody Else But Me Brad Mehldau
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