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Margaret Ann Wolf Harris with her mother and father, who was home on furlough. He died in World War II a short time later. Courtesy of Margaret Ann Wolf Harris hide caption

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Dad's Message Recorded At War, A Gift Given Decades Later

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Conditions are spare at the Window of Hope orphanage in Kabul, but American NGO worker Siavash Rahbari (upper left) says it's still better than how many Afghan children live. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Texas Man Becomes Unlikely CFO Of Ragged Kabul Orphanage

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A staff member at the clinic in southern Turkey works on a prosthetic leg that will be given to a victim of Syria's civil war. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Syria's War Creates A Demand For Artificial Legs

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Navy players await the start of their annual game against Army, on Dec. 1, 2001. AP hide caption

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John Hodgman, left, presides over a live taping of the Judge John Hodgman podcast, as Jesse Thorn looks on. Liezl Estipona/Courtesy of Maximum Fun hide caption

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U.S. Army soldiers begin their journey home from Iraq on July 13, 2010. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Ms. Veteran America Denyse Gordon's knowledge of military history helped her win the crown. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House on Saturday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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