Alash Ensemble Concert (video)
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Author(s): Rajagopal, Balakrishnan

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The Coding4Fun team is packing up and heading to TechEd North America and Europe this year, and we're bringing some of our toys along for the ride.  We will also be giving a session on how to build Kinect applications with some great demos at both conferences.

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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/liberia-monrovia-water-population-urbanization Despite continued promises from Liberia's government agencies to improve water conditions in the country, Liberia's water supply remains contaminated and inaccessible to many communities. Currently, 18 percent of all deaths in Liberia are related to illnesses caused by poor water and sanitation. In 2008, the Liberian government launched the Poverty Reduction Strategy to chart development and promised t
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