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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem poses in front of "Generation Kill," a piece made with rubber stamps, digital print and paint, at the opening night of his exhibition titled Al Sahwa (The Awakening) at Ayyam gallery in Dubai in 2014. Aya Batrawy/AP hide caption

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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.

A city health worker and a Brazilian soldier point out potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes in the city of Recife. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians Have To Learn To Think Like A Mosquito

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Buttons supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul sit on display during a campaign stop in Atkins, Iowa, when he was still in the 2016 race. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

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Deez Nuts Campaign Song Jason Gleed
Vieux Carre Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Trombone Shorty

Within the current prayer area, to the left of the wooden bridge, a division between the men's and women's sections is marked by a barrier. The new prayer space will be to the right of the bridge. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

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Sales for the Keurig, an individual coffee brewer, are down about $60 million from last year. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

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Cigarettes and Coffee Otis Redding
Siss Boom Bah! Mocean Worker & Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Rescue Teams Evening Hymns

Alejandra Deheza finished the album SVIIB on her own after the death of her School of Seven Bells collaborator Benjamin Curtis. Clarke Tolton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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School Of Seven Bells, A Musical Partnership Cut Short, Crosses The Finish Line

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Best Is Yet to Come Tony Bennett
Beautiful Love [Take 2] Bill Evans Trio

Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have exchanged compliments. In the words of one Putin adviser, "he more carefully listens to so-called 'silent majority' of the American nation, who don't want conflict with Russia." Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

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Running After Years Manu Katché
Walking By Your Side Manu Katché

In St. Joseph, La., it's not uncommon for brown water like this to come streaming from faucets. Courtesy of Garrett Boyte hide caption

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Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem poses in front of "Generation Kill," a piece made with rubber stamps, digital print and paint, at the opening night of his exhibition titled Al Sahwa (The Awakening) at Ayyam gallery in Dubai in 2014. Aya Batrawy/AP hide caption

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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

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Soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan has performed more than 80 world premieres. Elmer de Haas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Fearless Soprano's Case For Contemporary Music

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Faure's Pelleas et Melisande Barbara Hannigan, Conductor
Ligeti's Concert Romanesc Barbara Hannigan, Conductor

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