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Israeli Hanukkah donut

Hanukkah begins Sunday night and that means something special in Israel: Donuts! Or more accurately: sufganiyot. We sent The World's Middle East correspondent, Quil Lawrence, out to sample the seasonal delight.

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Geo Answer + Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican state of Michoac-n. It's one of the places that inspires the music of Latin roots band "Sol y Canto." Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the band's Rosi and Brian Amador about their new CD, "Cada Dia Un Regalo" -- or "Each Day A Gift."

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Dueling hallelujahs

Music fans are using the internet as a battleground to campaign for their favorite cover version of Leonard Cohen's 1984 love song "Hallelujah." The World's Alex Gallafent tells the story to anchor Lisa Mullins.

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Global Hit

When Iranian rock musicians can't get government approval to play in public, they jam and perform in friends' basements. They call them "Kiosks." And it's a name adopted by an Iranian band in the U.S. Reporter Betto Arcos has the story.