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Behind the Egyptian Crisis: Resource Stress?

The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.

Politics

Rural voters in Iran's election

The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.

Politics

Census problems for immigrants

Census workers are going door to door. Their goal is to visit the 48 million households that didn't mail back their forms. Language barriers and a mistrust of government are keeping many from participating in the census. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska reports.