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All new "The Revealer" this week: clue #2
June 14th, 2011
06:43 PM ET

All new "The Revealer" this week: clue #2

The legendary master of suspense in this week's "The Revealer" was a very hands-on leader. He also prepared for his projects extensively. Some of his work was recently found revealing a side to this creative storyteller that you probably didn't know. Place your guesses about the topic in the comments below and stick with us on facebook and twitter. The all new Revealer will premiere this Thursday on Back|Story.

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The Revealer is back! Your first clue...
June 13th, 2011
05:24 PM ET

The Revealer is back! Your first clue...

This week's episode of "The Revealer" is about a creative leader with a very hands-on approach to work. The artist is gone, but the art lives on. Rudimentary images helped build the ideas that set things in motion for this legendary master. But new clues reveal a different view of how he did his best work. What you think you know about this famous person and how he built an entertainment empire, will be changed on this week's episode of The Revealer.

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June 9th, 2011
07:51 PM ET

Serbia: Political expression through art

Serbian artists are coming together to express their feelings about the past, present and future of the nation at the Mikser Creativity festival. Famous Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović is among many cultural figures exhibiting their work at the festival.


CNN Photojournalist Joe Duran speaks to artists and residents in this postcard from Belgrade.

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June 8th, 2011
08:39 PM ET

Kicked Out of Yemen

Fighting between government forces and tribesmen has been raging in Yemen's capital, Sanaa and several other cities.  Thousands of anti-government protesters have been pressuring President Ali Abdullah Saleh to give up power since January.  Journalist Patrick Symmes visited Yemen in March, to write a travel feature for Outside magazine.  But his trip got a little hairy, when thousands of protesters took to the streets, and he ended up in the hands of state police.  

You can read Patrick's full article on the Outside website here.

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June 3rd, 2011
06:32 PM ET

Sights to be Seen in Yemen's Old City

Yemen is making headlines right now, as government forces and people alleged to be tribesman slug it out in the capital Sanaa.  Friday morning, a Muslim preacher and several bodyguards were killed when the mosque at the presidential palace was shelled during weekly prayers.  Now fears are growing of an all-out civil war in the country.

CNN crews have been in and out of Yemen for months, reporting on the developments there.  Last year, photographer Todd Baxter spent some time in Yemen.  He went on a shoot in Sanaa's Old City with a local guide and put together a beautiful BackStory with the sights and sounds of the town.

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Filed under: Arab World • backstory • photography
June 2nd, 2011
09:59 PM ET

The Most Dangerous Job in Mexico?

Last year, a 20-year-old female criminal justice student took a job nobody wanted:  chief of police in a small town in Mexico.  Her predecessor was abducted and murdered, presumably by local drug cartels.  His severed head was left on the steps of the police station.  Still, Marisol Valles Garcia believed she could handle the job.   But after just a few months at work, Valles Garcia fled her town for the United States.  She says that she was threatened almost from the beginning and that her fear "will last a lifetime."   Here's a look at the interview CNN's Kaj Larsen did with Marisol Valles Garcia, shortly after she took the job last year.

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