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Happy Birthday, Madam Secretary

Fourteen of the best images of Hillary Clinton as she celebrates her 65th birthday.

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The Changing Face of Mecca

Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.

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The March to Mecca

Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.

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When Xi Smiles

Is China's leader-in-waiting the jolliest functionary in the People's Republic?

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The World in Photos This Week

Obama and Romney point fingers, a bombing rocks Beirut, and casualties mount as the war in Syria rages on.

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The Death of a King

A nation says farewell to its controversial monarch.

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A Nobel Union

Europe reacts to the EU's Nobel Prize win.

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The World in Photos This Week

Angela Merkel gets a dubious welcome in Greece, Pakistani children pray for Malala, and a member of Pussy Riot is released from jail.

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Aleppo Burns

While the United States offers "non-lethal aid," the destruction of Syria's largest city continues.

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Into the Lion's Den

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an angry welcome in Greece as popular anger over austerity measures continues to grow.

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A Tale of Two Moroccos

While Morocco's wealthy ruling family enjoys a luxurious lifestyle, life looks very different on the country's streets.

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The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

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Murder Most Foul

The world's 10 deadliest cities.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Thirteen Days in October

A day-by-day examination of the world's most dangerous nuclear standoff.

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El Jefe

A brief history of Chavismo.

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The World in Photos This Week

Romney takes on Obama at the first presidential debate, Syria shells Turkey, and Georgia's opposition celebrates a surprise victory.

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Battle in the Bazaar

It's no wonder protesters in Iran head for the marketplace.

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Damascene Conversion

The amazing historic sites that Syria's civil war is destroying.

Sulome Anderson |

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Inside the Bubble

Photos of China's looming housing crisis.

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The World in Photos This Week

Bibi points to a bomb, Ahmadinejad flashes a peace sign, and protests heat up in Athens.

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Madam President?

While Barack Obama was off fighting to keep his job, Hillary Clinton was busy in New York doing it.

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An Aircraft Carrier of One's Own

After much struggle, China finally has the massive naval vessel it always wanted.

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Pakistan's Bid for Tolerance

A tour of 35 towns throughout the country in an investigation of civil society's capacity to counter Talibanization.

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The World in Photos This Week

Aung Sang Suu Kyi gets another prize, Mitt Romney responds to a secret video, and protests continue to rage from China to Pakistan.

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The Battle for Burma

Photos from the frontlines of Myanmar's forgotten rebellion. 

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The Pirates of Puntland

What drinking cocktails on a slow boat to Somalia taught me about the battle against piracy.

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Class Is Not in Session

The tragedy of Syria's schoolchildren.

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The Dragon Roars

Anti-Japan demonstrations break out in Beijing as anger over a territorial dispute grows.

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Fortress America

A look at heavily fortified U.S. embassies around the world.

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The World in Photos This Week

A diplomat's tragic death, anti-America protests sweep the globe, and the first taste of autumn.

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