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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Geneva, Switzerland. The world's newest particle accelerator laboratory called the Large Hadron Collider is located near Geneva. Lisa Mullins speaks with Kate McAlpine, a science writer with the project and the author of a rap music video that explains the collider's goals.

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Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Paris. It's the latest stop on Andy Pag's trip from Athens to London. Lisa Mullins speaks with Pag about the car he's using for the trip. It runs on vegetable oil.

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Global Hit Soha

Thomas Marzahl profiles young French singer Soha. She was born in Marseille to Algerian immigrant parents. Now she has a multi-lingual album that reflects a range of rhythms from Cuban son and French chanson to jazz and soul.

Lifestyle & Belief

Awakening councils

One-time Sunni insurgents in Iraq have helped stabilize the country through so-called "Awakening Councils,� but as The World's Katy Clark reports, their role in the future could depend on how the Sunnis get along with Iraq's Shiite-dominated government.

Conflict & Justice

Assessing the surge

New York Times military correspondent Michael Gordon talks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the importance of the military surge in Iraq and other factors affecting security in the country.

Arts, Culture & Media

When in Rome

In Italy, an association called Home Food is inviting tourists to pull up a chair at a local family's home and enjoy true Italian cuisine. Nancy Greenleese went to one such dinner in Rome.

Global Politics

Vice president's trip

Vice President Dick Cheney so far is NOT scheduled to appear at the Republican National Convention. He'll be in Europe. The World's Alex Gallafent tells us what's on the Vice President's itinerary.

Iraq's government governs Anbar Province

The U.S. military transferred security control of Iraq's Anbar province to the Iraqi government in a ceremony today. Anbar province was once the center of the Sunni insurgency against the Americans after Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003.

Global Politics

Russia-Georgia conflict

The leaders of the European Union say they will postpone renewing an important economic and political agreement with Russia because of its actions in Georgia. The World's Gerry Hadden says concern about a cut off of Russian oil and gas affected the EU.