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The Great Wall of China's Great Wall of People

It's high season for tourists in the world's most populous country.

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In Mexico, a Community on the Outside

Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico. They have their own educational system and do not participate in the government.

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The Aftermath of Hong Kong's Deadly Ferry Crash

37 people were killed after two boats collided.

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Thousands of Gandhis March Through India's Streets

Celebrations in time for the former leader's 143rd birthday.

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Cures Around the Corner

Street-side treatments around the world.

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Bad Cities, Fake Cities, Cities to Be: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Siberia's Weird, Wonderful Summer Rituals

Expansive landscapes, colorful festivals, and stuffed bears.

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Kicking Off Yom Kippur With Chicken Dolls and Goldfish

In Israel, Orthodox Jews prep for the Day of Atonement.

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Mao Makes a Comeback

Images of the former Chinese leader have been popping up around the country.

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A Balancing Act for France's Muslims

Keeping belief alive in a country with a strong tradition of secularism.

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In Kathmandu, a Festival for Women

A ten-day festival for purity and happy marriages.

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Climbing Buildings, the World Over

Parkour around the globe.

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How Detroit's Opera Company Survived, Despite All Odds

The city's bastion of high art is thriving thanks to a strategy that's drawn in a younger, diverse audience.

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Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street!

The protesters reunite one year later.

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Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."

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Protests Erupt at Embassies Across the Middle East

Violent clashes spread to almost a dozen countries.

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Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

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Intimate Scenes on the Streets of Quito

The capital of Ecuador has one of the best-preserved city centers in Latin America.

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New York State's Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian

Is this still a good idea?