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The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
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Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
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Photos from the first North American retrospective of China's most famous dissident artist, Ai Weiwei.
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