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Arts, Culture & Media

Palestinians Celebrate Eid

While a diplomatic maelstrom surrounds them, Palestinians celebrate the Eid al Adha holiday. It is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, complete with slaughtering of the sheep. The World's Matthew Bell has more.

Who is 'Kidnapped Scientist' Shahram Amiri?

An Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was kidnapped by the CIA has taken refuge in the Iranian interests section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington D.C. BBC correspondent Jon Leyne reports on what this means for U.S./Iran relations.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for one of Islam's holiest cities. The answer is Mecca. Jake Warga traveled to a different mosque? the Jumeirah Mosque in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, and sent us this sound piece.

Lifestyle & Belief

Concerns over H1N1 at the Hajj

It's the second day of the Hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. We speak to the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani, from the middle of the Hajj, about the fears, precautions and facts about the spread of the flu at this year's pilgrimage.

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Global Politics

Saudi Arabia Detains Suspected Spies

Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people suspected of espionage, including one Iranian citizen. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Saudi journalist, Ahmed al Omran, about suspicion that Iraq may be involved in the alleged espionage.

6 incredible pilgrimages around the world

Best-selling author and adventurer Bruce Feiler takes an epic journey traveling with contemporary pilgrims on six historic pilgrimages and explores how these sacred landscapes and revitalized routes are reshaping faith.