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Death Road, Bolivia http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./DeathRoad_Reuters%20.jpgOfficially called the North Yungas Road, this 43-mile mountainous stretch winds its way from Bolivia’s capital city of La Paz to Coroico in the Yungas region, and it’s marked by hundreds of crosses along the way. That’s because it claims roughly 300 lives a year. No surprise, really: The single-lane dirt road has nearly 2,000-foot drops and no guardrails, so vehicles – including tour buses and cargo trucks – routinely topple over the edge. Even so, “the world’s most dangerous road,” as it’s been called, is a major draw for adrenaline junkies, ranking fifth among TripAdvisor’s attractions in La Paz , with many hardcore adventurers opting to bomb down via mountain bike.The Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./RunningoftheBulls.jpgWhen Ernest Hemingway wrote of the encierros , loosely translated as bull runnings, during Pamplona’s annual San ...

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  9. Gratitude for Chernobyl Children International

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  1. Jon Voight fears for Israel

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  2. Japanese nuclear plant still leaking contaminated water

    David Piper reports from Bangkok, Thailand

  3. Eerily beautiful abandoned places

    KOLMANSKOP http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn2/travel/iStock_000022839745XSmall.jpgNamibiaKolmanskop was once a thriving diamond mining town—home to t...

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