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Parallels

Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

Mecca is the destination for Muslim pilgrims. To house the millions of worshippers, massive hotels are rising at a furious pace, upsetting those seeking to protect the city's traditional architecture.

Graduation (Friends Forever) Vitamin C

Armed Palestinian masked militants push back a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque in Gaza City on August 22, 2014, before executing more than a dozen men for allegedly helping Israel during its six-week assault on the Palestinian enclave. This week, Amnesty International released a report saying that Hamas was responsible for these and other killings. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

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Merriam-Webster added "eggcorn" to its dictionary this past week. An eggcorn is defined as "a word or phrase that sounds like and is mistakenly used in a seemingly logical or plausible way for another word or phrase." Nick Dewar/Corbis hide caption

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'Eggcorns': The Gaffes That Spread Like Wildflowers

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Already There Taylor McFerrin
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Adaptation of the Koto Song The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

Jack DeJohnette (center) called in fellow Chicago musicians (from left) Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Larry Gray and Muhal Richard Abrams to play on his new live album, Made In Chicago. Paul Natkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Jack DeJohnette, A Chicago Homecoming Brought A Reunion With Old Friends

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Yardbird Suite Miles Davis
Wild Palms Tape
The No 4 Khruangbin

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military. AP hide caption

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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

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Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

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Don't You Evah [DJ Amaze and Alan Astor Mix] Spoon
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Bunni Groove Chinese Man

Brahma Kumaris fill Will Hodgkinson's suburban living room on a Saturday in 1982. Liz Hodgkinson /Courtesy of Will Hodgkinson hide caption

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How Bad Risotto Led To A House 'Full Of Yogis': A Critic's Childhood Story

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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

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Sag Mir Stumm Adieu Adalbert Lutter

Doris Funderburk directs The Darlinettes. Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro hide caption

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A Band Of Their Own

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