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Author Interviews

Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

From one-room historic buildings to modern architectural marvels, Robert Dawson has been photographing libraries for almost 20 years. His new book is called The Public Library.

Pro-Russian activists sit at a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk on Wednesday. Police have been conspicuously absent at Eastern Ukraine protest sites. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

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"Tie" has a limp, but seems conspicuously spirited and friendly after her race down the Metro-North Hudson Line. Meredith Daniels/New York MTA via AP hide caption

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

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You might not notice their names on their book covers — and sometimes they're not named at all. But ghostwriters don't mind the anonymity. Hobvias Sudoneighm (striatic)/Flickr hide caption

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So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

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Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas. Library of Congress hide caption

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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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Members of the Iranian band Accolade perform in an unauthorized stage performance in the capital Tehran in January 2013. Those seeking greater social freedoms are often testing the limits in Iran. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

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