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Members of historical clubs, dressed as Russian cavalry, advance during the 2010 re-enactment of the 1812 battle between Napoleon's army and Russian troops in Borodino. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

In Russia, 200-Year-Old Battle A Day To Remember

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In Russia, 200-Year-Old Battle A Day To Remember

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Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens are part of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway troupe, which is returning to the stage after a three-year hiatus. Carol Rosegg/Forbidden Broadway hide caption

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Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon prepare to take off for a U.S. tour on Aug. 13, 1965. Fourteen days later, they'd find themselves in a much-anticipated but very awkward meeting with Elvis Presley. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

3 Celebrity Friendships That Weren't Meant To Be

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3 Celebrity Friendships That Weren't Meant To Be

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U.S. soldiers still patrol in Afghanistan, like this one speaking with a young man in the eastern province of Khost in August. However, Afghan forces are taking on increased responsibility as the U.S. draws down and prepares for its troops to leave by the end of 2014. Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

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Isphanyar Bhandara, the head of Pakistan's only brewery, Murree Brewery, sits at his grandfather's desk at the headquarters in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. Bhandara's grandfather was a director at the brewery when Pakistan gained independence in 1947, and he bought a controlling stake in the company. The brewery has been run by the Bhandara family ever since. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Asia

Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India

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Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India

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Before joining candidate Obama's new media team in 2008, Arun Chaudhary worked in film in New York and was on the faculty of NYU's graduate film school. Lawrence Jackson/Times Books hide caption

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Author Interviews

Behind The Lens With Obama's 'First Cameraman'

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Behind The Lens With Obama's 'First Cameraman'

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Tatyana McFadden has won medals at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. At this year's games in London, she's participating in every wheelchair race from the 100-meter sprint to the marathon. Courtesy of Deborah McFadden hide caption

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Sports

Paralympian's Pursuit Enables Aspiring Athletes

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Paralympian's Pursuit Enables Aspiring Athletes

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Chan Marshall's new album as Cat Power, her first set of new songs in more than six years, is called Sun. Austin Conroy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Cat Power: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Hear My Voice'

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Cat Power: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Hear My Voice'

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