This Week

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167x120 image for ta121208this_weekThis week we take on ... this week. Stories united by one thing: They all happened in the seven days prior to broadcast. We try our hand reporting the global stories in Egypt and Afghanistan; and take on super local stories, too, like a man who tries valiantly — valiantly! — to actually get out of bed when his alarm clock goes off. You can also see this week in pictures.

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Photo: Hyder Akbar's car after he was ambushed in Kunar Province.



Ira Glass