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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the name of the desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The answer is the Thar Desert -- also known as the Great Indian Desert. One village there is famous for its annual Camel Fair. Reporter Anna Sussman sends us an audio postcard.

Global Politics

Israel's 60th anniversary

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke about President Harry Truman's decision to recognize Israel back in 1948 -- and about controversy surrounding some of President Bush's comments in Israel today.

Arts, Culture & Media

India's 9/11

Last week's attacks on Mumbai have been referred to by some as "India's 9/11." The World's Alex Gallafent reports there's some concern about the widespread use of the term "9/11."

Global Politics

Culture in a war zone

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Wired Magazine's Noah Schachtman about the US Army program that sends cultural experts into war zones. The experts are known as "human terrain analysts," and three of them have been killed in the past two years.