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  • The Monitor's View America's big assist for Afghanistan democracy

    For all its faults as a democracy, the US was able to persuade the two candidates in Afghanistan's third democratic presidential election that they must compromise on a vote recount and power sharing after the result. The world has invested too much in Afghanistan to let it fall to the Taliban or Al Qaeda.

  • The Monitor's View A peaceful path to a Kurdish homeland

    The advance of the Islamic State in Iraq opens an opportunity for Kurds to seek an independent state. But they must be cautious and ensure such a move does not trigger violence. The Middle East needs examples of peaceful means of change.

  • The Monitor's View The new era of urban humanity

    Most people now live in cities, the UN declares, and more will follow, perhaps marking the 21st century as the Urban Era. Why the attraction to cities? Perhaps it shows rising hopes for progress.

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July 29, 2014

Photos of the day 07/29

Vinesh of India (l.) wrestles with Yana Rattigan of England in the FS 48kg gold medal match during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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