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The Least Free Places on Earth, 2011

20 places with nothing to celebrate this weekend.

Freedom House |

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Chairman Mao's Technicolor Dream World

A short history of China's propaganda art.

Edmund Downie |

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In the Wake of Disaster

The aftermath of the Tohoku tsunami.

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Once Upon a Time in Bombay

From horse-drawn carriages to rugby players, street scenes of India's megalopolis at the turn of the century.

Ty McCormick |

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Postcards from Hell, 2011

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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A Kremlin Built for Two

Putin and Medvedev through the years.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Gorby, the Man Who Changed the World

Life in the limelight for the West's favorite Soviet.

Edmund Downie |

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Paradise Lost

Scratching out a living in the snows and slums of Mongolia.

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It's Their Country, Too

Children on the increasingly violent frontlines of the Arab Spring face an unknown future for themselves and their countries.

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Blood and Gold

Welcome to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the warzone that helps make your iPhone.

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War Dog II

The legend of the bin Laden hunter continues.

Rebecca Frankel |

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The Few, the Proud, the Unready

Can Afghanistan's army stand on its own?

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The Worst Places to Be a Mother

Save the Children lists 10 countries where motherhood is a daily, life-or-death struggle.

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War Dog

There's a reason they brought one to get Osama bin Laden.

Rebecca Frankel |

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The Killer’s Lair

Scenes from Osama bin Laden’s hideout.

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Killer SEALs

A rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the nation's most elite military unit.

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Once Upon a Time in Egypt

Beaches and bikinis from when Alexandria was Club Med.

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Bombs Away

A look at Qaddafi's arsenal, now in rebel hands.

Peter Bouckaert |

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Nightmare in Abidjan

With the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the standoff in the Ivory Coast may be finished, but the state of crisis is far from over.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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Children of the Revolution

In the uprisings across the Arab world, protesters are finding that revolution is sometimes child's play.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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All the Colonel's Kings

How Qaddafi bought friends and influence on the African continent.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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Arrival Cities

A look at nine places defining life on the margins for the new century, from Chongqing to California.

Doug Saunders |

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Sarko's Dreams of Grandeur

Four years of le petit prince's proud and wayward foreign policy.

Cameron Abadi |

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Keeping Up with the Qaddafis

The family that fights together, stays together. But was Libya's ruling clan always this crazy?

Suzanne Merkelson |

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Land of Disaster

Roiled by earthquake, typhoon, tsunami, fire, and volcano -- not to mention nuclear attack and terrorism -- Japan for centuries has been a land of disaster, as reflected in popular culture from art to literature to our favorite monster flicks.

Britt Peterson |

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General Petraeus's War

Afghanistan and its commander are under fire once again.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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China's Big Dam Problem

Chinese rulers have always tried to control their country's massive rivers. But will they be overwhelmed by the environmental backlash?

Suzanne Merkelson |

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Pax Romana

A brief history of modern Italy's failed African adventure.

Cameron Abadi |

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Bedlam at the Border

Exclusive photos of the human wave leaving Libya.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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A Road Tour of the Revolution

From Tahrir to Lulu, a guide to the new Tiananmen Squares.

Blake Hounshell |