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Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Germany Takes Steps To Guard Women Against Sexual Assault As They Ring In New Year

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The three emojis that didn't make the cut. Emojipedia hide caption

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Emojis Of 2018: Bagels, Kangaroos, Redheads Are In. 'Frowning Pile Of Poo' Is Out

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In 'Green,' A Pre-Teen Wisens Up To His Privilege

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Rosi Alvarez celebrated her quinceañera in Cuba, her father's home country. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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Family Is The Life Of The Party In HBO Doc 'A Quinceañera Story'

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Friendship bread is the chain letter of baking: A simple starter that you divvy up, keeping some for yourself and sharing the rest with others. It's an old tradition that connect neighbors through the act of sharing food. NPR would like to see you revive it in your community. Share your stories on social media — use #NPRFriendshipBread — and we might feature your experience in a follow-up story. Courtesy of Emily H. Landsman hide caption

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The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

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Mark Rylance (center) plays King Phillipe V in the new play Farinelli And The King. In this scene, opera star Iestyn Davies (left) plays the titular singer whose voice nurses the king back to health. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The True Story Of A Spanish Royal And The Very High Voice That Healed Him

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Manliness And Green Living

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In 'The Nothing,' A Dirty Old Man Lusts For Life

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Home, Home On The (Shooting) Range

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Chef Digby Stridiron cooks up one of his native Caribbean dishes. Tom Kirkman/The James Beard Foundation hide caption

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Celebrating More Than 30 Years Of The James Beard Foundation

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