Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards more times than anyone except Bob Hope. "I love doing it because I love the danger of it," Crystal says. "You have to come through and think on your feet."
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Renee Montagne and Jim Wildman in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in photos they took of each other. In the background is the space where the giant Buddhas were located before the Taliban blasted them out.
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Las Vegas, long known for its gambling-fueled revenue model, took a big hit in the financial crisis. The city is now trying to remake itself as more than a one-economy town.
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