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Trippy, Gorgeous Photos of Salt Mines

The process of mining that salt can produce beautiful landscapes.

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England's Many Reactions to Margaret Thatcher's Death

A country known for its stiff upper lip lets loose with tears and champagne.

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Digging Out From Mumbai's Massive Building Collapse

At least 72 people were killed.

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After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

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Torrential Rains Douse, Flood Buenos Aires

At least six people were killed.

5 Unusual Ideas for 'Greening' a School

Visions for sustainable building in the education system courtesy the National Building Museum.

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A Photo Collection of Britain's Strangest Traditions

Burning boats, foam-covered students, and a good old-fashioned joust.

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Pails of Water and a Fight for a Beer Bucket: Bizarre Easter Traditions

A collection of strange and lovely Easter traditions.

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Do School Districts Matter?

According to a new study, their quality has little effect on student performance.

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Good Friday Around the World

Images from Pakistan, Spain and France, among others.

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This Is What It Looks Like to Stop a Bank Run Before It Starts

After two weeks of chaos, Cyprus opens its banks again. But borrowing was tightly controlled.

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An On-the-Go Air Filtration System for Beijing's Bikers

The air is so bad, cyclists have taken to creating their own breathing contraptions just to get by.

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Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

A week-long parade, featuring wooden sculptures of the Passion

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Bankrupt Vs. Broke: What's the Difference: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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The End of Private Schools?

Enrollment is declining, and charter schools are the most likely culprit.

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Central Asia Rings in the New Year By Jumping, Repeatedly, Over Giant Fires

The start of spring comes with its own set of traditions.

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10 Years After the Iraq War, How Has Baghdad Changed?

The city is bustling, with parks and nightclubs, but deep scars remain.

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Meet Thor, the Mexican Superhero Street Artist Who Rides Public Transit

Ruben Oviedo has been performing in downtown Mexico City for about a year.