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Great Weekend Reads

Kim Jong Un said, "I Do," Mitt Romney flexed his foreign policy chops overseas, and anticipation for the start of the Olympic games reached fever pitch. No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here's a sampling of the most important stories from GlobalPost and a look at some of the news you might have missed.


In-Depth Series: London Olympics
GlobalPost takes you from London to far-flung training grounds where some of the most inspiring contenders began their Olympic journeys.





The Drylands: Exporting America's drought
GlobalPost takes a look at how the parched fields and prairies of America's Midwest are affecting people, prices and political stability around the world.




Highway 2012: Status quo you can believe in
The American dream is alive and well in the Northwest — and available from





Commentary: Swallowing the big lie on Syria
Reporting massacres that didn’t happen and other media sins.





Mr. Romney goes to Israel
The Republican candidate heads to the Jewish state to shore up his Christian base.





GlobalPulse Blog: Conversations from AIDS 2012
USAID's administrator shares his perspective on the fight against AIDS.





Could Peru and Chile go to war?
Tensions — and weapons purchases — rise over territorial disputes in South America.





The Earth Project: Flying High
Video: In San Ferancisco, a radical redesign of the wind turbine.





Planet Pic: Kim Jong Un-Predictable
Photos: Kim Jong Un through the years





Rethinking virtual violence
Movies don't kill people, but they make us more likely to do so.





Call me 'Excellent Horse-Like Lady' Maybe?
GlobalPost reviews the music of Kim Jong Un’s new wife.