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Iraq's leadership is signaling that it wants the U.S. military out of the country by the end of 2011. Here, members of the U.S. 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, walk toward a C-17 aircraft in Baghdad before returning home to Fort Stewart, Ga., in November. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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In Surprise, Iraq May Enforce Withdrawal Deadline

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Russian rock singer Yuri Shevchuk performs at a protest rally in central Moscow on Aug. 22, 2010. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Yuri Shevchuk: Russia's Musical Advocate For Democracy

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Yuri Shevchuk: Russia's Musical Advocate For Democracy

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Britain's The Guardian and The Independent profess their left-leaning politics, while The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail are known to lean to the right. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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Media

In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press

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In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press

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The Palace of Versailles, west of Paris, will have its Hotel du Grand Controle, the traditional home of the chateau's treasurers, converted into a luxury hotel as part of a plan to pay for renovations at some of France's historic buildings. Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Versailles Takes On A New Role: Luxury Hotel

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Versailles Takes On A New Role: Luxury Hotel

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The freshman members of the House pose for a group photo on the steps that lead to the House of Representatives. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Health

GOP Faces Uphill Climb To Undo Health Law

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GOP Faces Uphill Climb To Undo Health Law

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The sun sets over a stretch of the skyline in Mumbai, India, where writer Anand Giridharadas worked as a management consultant after he graduated from college. "I grew up with only a faint idea that another country was also somehow mine," Giridharadas writes of his upbringing in America. "My notion of it was never based on India's history or traditions, its long civilizational parade; it was a first-generation idea of a place in our shared past, nostalgically shared but blessedly past." Gautam Singh/AP hide caption

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'India Calling': The New 'Land Of Opportunity'?

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A massive 2007 cyberassault, traced to Russia, highlighted the need for Estonia to set up a Cyber Defense League, a force of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers who in wartime would function under a unified military command. iStockphoto hide caption

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Europe

Volunteer Cyber Army Emerges In Estonia

5 min

Volunteer Cyber Army Emerges In Estonia

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