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Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked you to name a Dutch town that hosted English pilgrims for nearly a decade, and may have given them the idea to have a holiday of thanksgiving. Emily Kopp reports from Leiden, the answer to our quiz.

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Dutch drug tourism

The Dutch have some of the most liberal drug laws. But some local officials are fed up with foreigners who invade their towns looking for drugs. So they want to close the so-called coffee shops that sell marijuana. Emily Kop reports from the Netherlands.

Making the World A...

Better Place, an electric-car startup, isn't selling cars to people; it's selling the promise of a clean energy future to countries. Australia is the latest to sign up.


Making the world a Better Place

Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.

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Global hit

Dutch avant-garde composer Stephen Emmer has a new "music and spoken word project." The World's April Peavey tells us how Emmer wrote the music to complement the words of old recordings by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges.



Denmark's dark past is up for an Oscar

Inspired by real events, the movie "Land of Mine" tells the story of a group of young German POWs who are captured by the Danish army and forced to dig up land mines along Denmark's coast.