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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stands to applause during a campaign stop at a Londonderry, N.H., restaurant on Tuesday. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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N.H. Voters Look For Calm Amid Economic Jitters

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LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman watches as his company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange in May. Despite the global economic uncertainty, tech companies held steady on Wall Street. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Technology

Year In Review: Mega Tech Brands Raise Megabucks

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Year In Review: Mega Tech Brands Raise Megabucks

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At 29,029 ft. above sea level, Mount Everest — also called Mount Chomolungma — is the highest mountain on Earth. Bartosz Hadyniak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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True Grit: 'Into The Silence' Scales Everest

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At Vow's Bar in Tokyo, Buddhist monks run the place and serve up advice along with cocktails. Here's a monk serving drinks on Monday. Lucy Craft/NPR hide caption

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Asia

The Real Buddha Bar, Tended By Tokyo Monks

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The Real Buddha Bar, Tended By Tokyo Monks

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Cut Copy: Wine Bottles And Electronic Beats

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Chrysler President Olivier Francois reintroduced his company to the world at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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It Was A Good Year For...

2011 Put Chrysler Back In The Fast Lane

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2011 Put Chrysler Back In The Fast Lane

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Tourists visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. Tourist numbers have plummeted this year with the political turmoil in Egypt. Now, some Islamist politicians are proposing rules that could discourage visitors. Jamal Saidi/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Middle East

Will Islamist Politicians Hamper Egyptian Tourism?

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Will Islamist Politicians Hamper Egyptian Tourism?

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An international police force (of puppets) is tasked with saving the world in Team America, the 2004 movie from the creators of South Park. Melinda Sue Gordon/AP/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Watch This: Must-Sees From A Show-Creating Couple

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