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French President Francois Hollande (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 22 as part of a European budget summit. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Should The U.S. Learn From Europe's Woes?

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A woman walks by the Grand Mosque of Djenne on market day in Djenne, Mali, on Sept. 2. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed town is among the Malian tourist sites suffering from a huge drop in visitors after a coup took place in March and Islamist rebels seized control of the country's north. Joe Penney/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Why No One's Going To Timbuktu These Days

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Mothers and their children sit among their washing in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on Wednesday. The internally displaced faced further misery as heavy rain was followed by a drop in temperatures. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's A Disaster': Life Inside A Syrian Refugee Camp

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Fraud victims are more likely to have opened official-looking sweepstakes notices and other mailings. A new study says the elderly are more susceptible than the young to being swindled. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Why It's Easier To Scam The Elderly

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In subtropical Japan, the sanshin is a ubiquitous part of life. Collection of Museo Azzarini, Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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3 Strings And A Snakeskin: Okinawa's Native Instrument

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Atlantic City's boardwalk, with its shops, restaurants, casinos and hotels, was mostly protected during Hurricane Sandy by a dune restoration project. But TV images of one small section that was damaged gave the impression that the whole thing was destroyed. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Post-Sandy: Atlantic City Wants Its Tourists Back

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To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Chris Carroll/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year, Together And Alone

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