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Barack Obama in a 1975 photo from the Punahou School yearbook. He and his eighth-grade homeroom classmates pose with a slide projector as part of the yearbook's theme of "Nostalgia." Punahau School 1974-1975 Yearbook hide caption

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Hawaii Prep School Gave Obama Window To Success

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British pirate radio broadcaster Paddy Roy Bates with his wife, Joan, and daughter, Penny, in 1966. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pirate Prince Of Sealand, Remembered

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Supporters of independence for Catalonia gather in Barcelona on the Spanish region's national day, on Sept. 11. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spanish Crisis Revives Calls For Catalan Secession

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Just a few months ago, supporters rallied in the streets for the election of Francois Hollande. Now, some of the same people are protesting against the French president. Leftist parties and unions organized this anti-austerity protest in September. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New French President Sees Popularity Crash

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At the Ledra Palace checkpoint in Nicosia, Cypriots must show a passport to cross the border between the Turkish North and the Greek South. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption

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Cyprus' Divided Capital A Last Vestige Of War

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Composer and educator Michael Feinstein's new memoir is called The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs. Gilles Toucas/Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Michael Feinstein: What I Learned From The Gershwins

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Despite some backlash from their political parties, both President Obama and Mitt Romney have made school choice a cornerstone of their efforts for education reform. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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School Choice: A Subject Both Candidates Support

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Students use a laptop at the Jose Maria public school in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru on June 8. Peru has sent more than 800,000 laptop computers to children across the country, one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty. Five years into the program, there are doubts about its success. Karel Navarro/AP hide caption

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One Child, One Laptop ... And Mixed Results In Peru

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The reporter's mother, Nawal Elbager, of Khartoum, Sudan, shows off her falafel. Rashad Baba/Courtesy Nawal Elbager hide caption

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When It Comes To Falafel, The Flavors Of Home Can Vary

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