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The announcement this week that six winning candidates in Iraq's March 7 parliamentary election have ties to the former regime of Saddam Hussein and must be disqualified jeopardizes the slim margin of victory for Iraq's former prime minister, Ayad Allawi (shown here in February).
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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (shown here in Iran in 2001), leader of the militant Hizb-i-Islami group, has recently made peace overtures to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But observers are unsure about his motives.
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In 2002, five years after a group of black farmers sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these men traveled from Manning, S.C., to join a protest outside the USDA.
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Yemeni protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the Radfan district of Lahj in southern Yemen on Dec. 24, 2009, against a government raid that targeted suspected al-Qaida members.
The fossil finger was found in a cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. Whoever that finger belonged to was neither human, like us, nor Neanderthal, the only other member of the human line known to be living in Europe at the time.
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Jay Kulkarni and his lunch mates at Urbana Middle School near Frederick, Md., all say they have been bullied. But they are learning how to fight back — by not fighting back. Instead, their school tries to address the culture of bullying and teaches kids how to deal with the problem.