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Why a Hungarian orchestra had to borrow seven violin bows from friends

The Budapest Festival Orchestra came to New York to play an all-Dvorak concert at Lincoln Center in New York. But the musicians were shocked when US Customs officials at JFK Airport seized seven bows belonging to the orchestra's string section. New federal regulations ban the commercial import of any and all elephant ivory - including the tips of classical violin bows.

Global Hit - Complaints Choirs

The World's Patrick Cox update us on a cultural phenomenon that began in Europe but has now gone global. People from Finland to Singapore are getting together to form "Complaints Choirs."

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of Europe's second-longest river. The answer is the Danube. That grand waterway flows through Hungary's capital, Budapest. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe about an anti-graffiti effort in Budapest.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the hometown of the top ranked women's tennis player in the world, Jelena Jankovic. Jelana was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

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Why a Hungarian orchestra had to borrow seven violin bows from friends

The Budapest Festival Orchestra came to New York to play an all-Dvorak concert at Lincoln Center in New York. But the musicians were shocked when US Customs officials at JFK Airport seized seven bows belonging to the orchestra's string section. New federal regulations ban the commercial import of any and all elephant ivory - including the tips of classical violin bows.

Global Hit - Complaints Choirs

The World's Patrick Cox update us on a cultural phenomenon that began in Europe but has now gone global. People from Finland to Singapore are getting together to form "Complaints Choirs."

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of Europe's second-longest river. The answer is the Danube. That grand waterway flows through Hungary's capital, Budapest. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe about an anti-graffiti effort in Budapest.