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Global Scan

Should selfies be allowed on the pilgrimage to Mecca?

Muslims typically make the hajj just once in a lifetime — and it's a signature moment in their lives. So it's understandable that they would want to document the trip. But that has some religious leaders upset. Meanwhile in Russia, the government is mounting a full-court press to convince Western journalists that Russia is a good guy. Sadly, that campaign has not affected its treatment of LGBT individuals. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Foreign coverage of Washington news

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Muna Shikaki, Washington correspondent for the Arabic language television channel Al-Arabiya, and Gregor Schmitz of German news magazine Der Spiegel, about how they are covering this week's news from Washington.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Usef Arefin of the BBC's Indonesia Service about confusion that's arisen over the Kiblah, the direction that Muslims face when they pray.