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Many stores in Zimbabwe were largely empty when the country was suffering hyperinflation a few years ago. Conditions are much better now. Philmon Bulawayo/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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After A Free Fall, Zimbabwe Finds A Bit Of Stability

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Students like those of Good Hope Basic Primary School in South Sudan are still catching up nearly a year after independence from Sudan. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Back To School, Despite Sudanese Violence

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Matthew Perry stars on NBC's fall comedy Go On. Jordin Althaus/NBC hide caption

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TV Networks Hope Familiar Faces Bring Viewers To New Fall Shows

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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing arrive at the New York University Village apartment complex in New York Saturday. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Chinese Activist's Arrival, Rest And Relief

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Sacha Baron Cohen plays the fictional North African leader Haffaz Aladeen in his new movie, The Dictator. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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From Borat To Aladeen, Laughter Is Cohen's Goal

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