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Families play on the beach near the village of Thanos, Lemnos. The island has more than a hundred beaches. Greek tourists like Lemnos because it's affordable and relaxing, and foreign tourists like its unspoiled beauty and traditional charm. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

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Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, reported record revenues for the first half of 2015. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Looking Up: Amusement Parks On Track For A Record-Breaking Year

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The Ice and Snow Dance Zhao Zhao
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto

A stage production or a Korean wedding? It can be hard to tell. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

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Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich
Stitch Matt Lynott

Girls plays basketball at a school for nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, in southern Turkey. The schools, which depends on private donations, is struggling to remain open. The students attend in five separate shifts throughout the day. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

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My Way Home Adnan Joubran feat. Jorge Pardo
Beat The Dream Adnan Joubran feat. Jorge Pardo
Chameleon Brendan Canning
Notes and Colours Kaki King
Thoughts Are Born Kaki King

Los Angeles Angel Mike Trout (left) and Washington National Bryce Harper during warmups before the start of an April 2014 baseball game in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Bryce Harper Or Mike Trout: Are These Two Too Good?

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High school students held a protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism in the teaching of U.S. history, at Ralston Valley High School, Arvada, Colo., in September. The protests were over the Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

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Isabel Leonard and Nathan Gunn star as Ada and Inman in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain at the Santa Fe Opera. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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'Cold Mountain' Takes Civil War Odyssey To The Opera Stage

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Cold Mountain Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer
Silver>Blue Thurston Moore
Paper White Tarentel
A Cloud No Bigger Than a Man's Hand Tarentel
Yaruse Nakio No Beat Number Girl

A cairn marks a trail in Arches National Park in Utah. Some people build the piles as a meditative exercise, but their proliferation has infuriated some other nature lovers. Larry Clouse/CSM/Landov hide caption

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Making Mountains Out Of Trail Markers? Cairns Spark Debate In Southwest

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Better Late Than Never The Acorn
Return to Blackness (For GB) The Acorn
Shroud The Stars Max Tannone

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