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Clue #2... can you guess what we'll be "Revealing"?
April 5th, 2011
03:51 PM ET

Clue #2... can you guess what we'll be "Revealing"?

Second day of the week means second clue as to what this week's edition of "The Revealer" will focus on.

The photo above shows a little bit more of the subject... can you guess what it is?

Here's another hint:  It was quite a secret when residents of the building outgrew their previous space and had to relocate to this spot.

Chew on that and check out the two visual clues we've posted, then go into the "Comments" section to the left and let us know what you think it might be!   Remember, no penalties for wrong guesses - and we'll read the name of the first person to guess correctly on Thursday's show, when we debut the new "Revealer" segment!


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"The Revealer" game: Here is our first clue
April 4th, 2011
06:32 PM ET

"The Revealer" game: Here is our first clue

BackStory is launching a fascinating new series called “The Revealer” and we want you to be a part of the action. Every other week, we’ll launch a fresh episode that unveils a new side to a story you thought you already knew.

In the days ahead of the segment, we’ll post photographic clues on our website. These clues will give you a hint about the topic of that week’s Revealer segment.

Check the website daily and when you think you’ve figured out the subject, then post a comment and share your guess! The first correct answer will be announced on the show.

Here’s a look at the first clue for this week’s episode.  Let us know what you think and don’t forget to tune in Thursday at 2200 GMT to see the big “Reveal.”


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April 1st, 2011
10:59 PM ET

Allegations of rape in Libya: Getting Eman Al-Obeidy's story out

By Back|Story staff, CNN International and CNN's Reza Sayah in Libya

You'll remember she tried to tell her story to international journalists in a Tripoli hotel on March 26th. She said she'd been brutally gang-raped by 15 of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s troops.

Eman Al-Obeidy was taken away by Gadhafi loyalists. She hasn’t been seen since. A Libyan government spokesman says she's alive. He promised that female journalists would be allowed to interview her in the next couple of days.

Reza Sayah traveled many hours by car to visit the woman’s family and interview them to get their side of the story. Click on the above video to watch the full segment with Reza’s Back|Story. Reza just sent this note on the latest he has on the story:

 “The mother says she still hasn’t heard from Eman. She’s aware of the regime’s promise to have two journalists interview her on Saturday. Her mother says she’s suspicious of the regime and worried that this is another plan by the regime to discredit her daughter and depict her in a bad light.”

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April 1st, 2011
09:11 PM ET

Mumbai streets get rowdy during Cricket World Cup

World Sport’s Alex Thomas, Photographer Beau Molloy and Producer Chris Eldergill were in Mumbai for Wednesday’s Cricket World Cup semifinal win by India over Pakistan. The mood in the street was electric. Producer Chris sent us this note, describing what it was like to be there.

"Cricket is a religion in India. Just another cliché right? Whilst that may be so, the way the people of Mumbai celebrated Wednesday’s victory over Pakistan showed a level of faith rarely seen in the sporting arena. The three of us dashed across parts of the city in an attempt to consume this ‘religion’, and from the slums to the swanky bars, the Indian people united behind their ‘Cricket Gods’. We as a team have experienced many sporting arenas and fan cultures as journalists travelling the world, but this experience is left us all with goosebumps, and had us thinking, 'How on earth are the Indian people going to eclipse this come Saturday evening against Sri Lanka?!'"

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