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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Pyongyang on Oct. 23, 2000. Tong Kim (between Albright and Kim) served as the State Department interpreter. Reuters hide caption

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The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

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Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World

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Shanghai pedicurist Ju-wen Zu and NPR's Aarti Shahani talk, aided by a translation app that may change the way we travel abroad forever. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

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Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli is the author of the novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks. She is currently working on the novel The Story of My Teeth. Alfredo Pelcastre/Coffee House Press hide caption

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Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

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