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Across six decades, the combination of innovative design and talented players has helped the Stratocaster not only persevere, but rule. John Mayer had the Fender Custom Shop design this one in 2009. Fender Musical Instruments hide caption

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Weapon Of Choice: Why The Stratocaster Survives

When an instrument sounds as good playing Daft Punk as it does Lawrence Welk, you know it's got something. The Strat just turned 60, but it's barely aged a day.

Anti-government demonstrators celebrated in Tahrir Square upon hearing the news of the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, 2011. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Egypt's Citizens Still Wait 'To Breathe Deep The Air Of Freedom'

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4 Dead Monks Red Snapper
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Golden Fang Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben-Tzur et. al.

After three decades as a pastor, Faith Whitmore fulfills her vocation outside the pulpit, as district director for U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif. Courtesy Faith Whitmore hide caption

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From Pulpit To Politics: A Pastor Takes Her Work To The Wider World

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Highway to Hell AC/DC
Dramamine Modest Mouse

In Philadelphia, some drug users are selling clean needles from needle exchange programs on the street. Researchers say the black market isn't necessarily a bad thing. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

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Weapon Of Choice: Why The Stratocaster Survives

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Youngstown Bruce Springsteen
These Are My Twisted Words Radiohead

Police watch a crowd of African-Americans as they wait for a car pool lift in 1956 during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty hide caption

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

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Gnossienne no. 4 BJ Cole, Emily Burridge

Anthony Banbury (second from left) just completed his final tour of West Africa before stepping down as the head of U.N.'s Ebola mission. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

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Eric Bransby, pictured above in his home in Colorado Springs, is still creating art at 98. "I try to make each mural a project that will somehow expand my abilities a little bit more," he says. Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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For 98-Year-Old Artist, Every Mural Must 'Be A New Adventure'

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Receives Keith Kenniff
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Laura The Explora Ben Sollee
Rugrats Pre-Teens

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