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What kind of 2014 is in store for us?

2013 was a mixed bag for the world. Syria's chemical weapons are on the road to being neutralized, but dictator Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Fewer people around the world are going hungry, but many are now overweight or obese. And Japan is still a long way from solving the problems stemming from the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima. All those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

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Censorship? It's as bad as ever in Egypt

When the revolution deposed President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians thought they had gotten rid of censorship, too. But today's cartoon mocks the continuing censorship by the new military government. Also, why are Spaniards the most common cocaine users in Europe. And a Cold War-style confrontation is brewing between the US and China in the Pacific. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

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Citroen 2CV turns 60

This year marks the 60th anniversary of a French automotive icon -- Citroen's 2CV or "Deux Chevaux,? and Anchor Marco Werman takes a spin with a passionate owner who explains the vehicle's enduring appeal.

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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Västerås, Sweden. The city is hosting what's being billed as the biggest American car show anywhere. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with local minister Jerker Alsterlund who plans to perform Las Vegas style drive-in wedding ceremonies at the car show.

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Domestic abuse law in India

A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.

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Geo answer

We're looking for a small medieval city in Romania for today's Geo Quiz. The answer is Sighisoara, Transylvania. The area and its history inspired stories of Dracula. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Anna Maria Ignat, a Romanian tour guide who's leading a Halloween tour of the city.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Norwegian town of Geilo. Each year on the first full moon, the town hosts an annual Ice Music Festival that features music played on instruments carved entirely out of ice.