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People walk through Hamidiyah market in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 28. The merchants of this landmark bazaar were once ardent supporters of President Bashar Assad. That's no longer the case. Bassem Tellawi/AP hide caption

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In A Syrian Souk, Support For The Regime Falters

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Barbara and Norman Roux stand in front of cattle pens on their farm outside of Moundridge, Kan., where she has raised cattle for nearly 70 years. Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Unlike Chicken And Pork, Beef Still Begins With Small Family Ranches

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In plays like FOB, M. Butterfly and Chinglish, David Henry Hwang, seen here at a 2006 gala, touches on the obstacles that can stand between immigrants and the American dream. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

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Anti-nuclear activists in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, June 22. Some 20,000 demonstrators protested against the Japanese government's decision to restart two idle nuclear reactors in western Japan, ending a brief period without any nuclear power generation. Rie Ishii/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Fierce Debate, Japan To Restart Nuclear Plants

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Omar Sy plays Driss in the hit French film The Intouchables. The feel-good movie won numerous awards in France, but has met with a mixed reaction in the U.S. Thierry Valletoux/Weinstein Co. hide caption

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In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place

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Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Third Time's The Charm: J-Lo And Pitbull 'Dance Again'

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Don Telesforo next to a bajo quinto, holding a jarana mixteca. Courtesy of Ruben Luengas hide caption

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The Bajo Quinto: The Instrument That Will Not Go Gently

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