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The stress of a sari

HYDERABAD, India - I’ve never found it so difficult to dress myself in the morning than on the days I’ve worn a sari


Taking down classroom crosses

MILAN - Crosses may be seeing their final days on the walls of Italian public schools.
The European Court of Human Rights said the display of crucifixes in Italian public schools violates religious and educational freedoms.



The French laugh: oh-hoh-hoh-hoh

When one spends enough time in a foreign country – long enough, for instance, to establish oneself as a student and not a tourist – a great majority of stereotypes are usually proved false.


A crowd of vendors and families celebrate outside the entrance to the graveyard "Jardines de la Paz," or "Gardens of Peace," in Calca, Peru, for the Nov. 2 Day of the Dead holiday.

Speaking with the deceased

The Day of the Dead, the twin holiday of the Day of the Living, is often associated with Mexico, but the holiday is by no means limited to one country. In fact, the roots of the holiday in Peru stretch much deeper. Every Nov. 2, the graveyards of Peru fill with people.


Grocery store culture

Perhaps you watched someone perform traditional dance or music. You could have visited an important landmark or place of worship. Maybe you enjoyed some authentic cuisine prepared by someone with knowledge of food preparations in a particular region of the world.


France’s identity crisis

French politics is where it’s at, my friends. Forget “E! News” and “US Weekly”.



Sikh activists stop a train during a protest to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1984 riots against Sikhs on Tuesday in Jalandhar, India. 2,000 people were killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the murder of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards.

Sikhs, Muslims face prejudice in Hindu nation

HYDERABAD, India - In India, everyone knows what everyone else’s religion is. If it’s not apparent through dress, it’s blatantly obvious after learning someone’s name.


World’s driest desert a sea of wealth

SANTIAGO, Chile - While many people might think that a desert does not have much to offer a country, the Atacama Desert proves this is certainly not the case.


Remnants of Mussolini

A bundle of sticks with an axe is the only carving left on the bare white wall of the simply designed building called Triennale.


Striking differences

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France - The French people strike like crazy – and to me, a typical American, it’s borderline ridiculous.



Grand theft lung

CUSCO, Peru - A dried human lung is perhaps not the first thing that one would associate with a grand theft. Nonetheless, it’s been the cause of a great scandal in Peru during the last month.


The Ares I-X test rocket lifts off successfully from Pad 39B on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's new rocket lifts off on short test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest rocket blasted off on a brief test flight Wednesday, taking the first step in a back-to-the-moon program that could be shelved by the White House.


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