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Lt. Col. Mark Schmitt, who will be among a group of U.S. military trainers heading to Afghanistan soon, calls out orders during a mock attack on the model Afghan village at the U.S. military base in Fort Polk, La. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Mock Village, A New Afghan Mission Takes Shape

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An Indian boy gets his eyes scanned for enrollment in a nationwide ID project in 2011. Many Indians, especially the poor, lack identification documents, which restricts their access to many government services. Harish Tyagi/EPA hide caption

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For India's Undocumented Citizens, An ID At Last

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This frame grab from video provided by the SITE Intel Group shows al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri calling on Muslims to support rebels in Syria. The video was released earlier this month. AP hide caption

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Officials Look For Signs Of Al-Qaida Surge In Syria

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Henry Tang (shown here in September 2011), the former head of Hong Kong's civil service, was once the front-runner in the race to be the island's next leader. Now, a series of scandals has hurt his prospects. Bobby Yip/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Race For Hong Kong's Next Leader Heats Up

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Los Angeles Police Department officers detain students in 2010 during a sweep for truants in the San Pedro neighborhood. Brad Graverson/Torrance Daily Breeze hide caption

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To Get Kids To Class, LA Softens Its Hard Line

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The Lytro we received to demo is about four inches long. Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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Shoot Now, Focus Later: A Little Camera To Change The Game

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Molly Ranson plays the title role in the off-Broadway reworking of Carrie, directed by Stafford Arima and written by Lawrence D. Cohen, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Michael Gore. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

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