U.S. soldiers are trying to deal a crippling blow to the Taliban in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni. It's one of the last major Taliban strongholds, but the American forces are trying to do the job on a short timetable.
Open-water swimmer Spyros Gianniotis is one of Greece's best hopes for a medal in London. He's on a team of Greek Olympians whose training budget was slashed by austerity measures and the economic crisis. But Gianniotis says the tough times have increased his drive to win.
Bassel Shehadeh was a young Syrian who gave up his studies at Syracuse University to return home to chronicle the fighting in his homeland. He was a budding filmmaker who lost his life when Syrian forces bombarded Homs.
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