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"A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"

—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer


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Sony World Photography Awards: 2015 shortlist  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:33:28 GMT
Finalists in this year's Sony World Photo Awards 
Weighing Anchor: An artist at sea  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:32:01 GMT
An artists view of the Royal Navy 
The 30-day worm and cricket diet  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:10:22 GMT
The 30-day worm, cricket and cockroach diet 
What would Wittgenstein say about that dress?  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:37:07 GMT
What would Wittgenstein say about that dress? 
Fugitive fights may delay Cuba talks  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:31:28 GMT
Wanted men and women could hinder improved US-Cuba ties 
Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:36 GMT
How a nation was built on a tropical swamp 
How satire came to Muslim Azerbaijan  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:04:51 GMT
How biting satire reached Muslims 100 years ago 
VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:11:22 GMT
Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats 
Is the samba over for Brazil's middle class?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:26:38 GMT
Has the music died for Brazil's middle class? 
VIDEO: Chinese community faces painful past  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:26 GMT
One US city comes to terms with its legacy of Chinese exclusion 
Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT
Some of the best photographs from around the world this week 
Egyptian 'icon' trending no more  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:21:14 GMT
Has Egypt stopped caring about this man? 
10 things we didn't know last week  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:45:47 GMT
What time of day squid fly, and other news nuggets 
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Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:16:00 -0500
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Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:06:03 GMT
Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:03:32 GMT
Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT
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