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(Left) The traditional Christmas goat made of straw is inaugurated in Gavle, Sweden on Sunday. (Right) The goat was burned down just hours after the inauguration to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The goat has been torched many times over the years. Pernilla Wahlman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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An Estonian soldier takes aim during a training exercise at Tapa Army Base, Estonia, on Nov. 17. U.S. troops were also taking part in the training, about 70 miles from the border with Russia. NATO countries are stepping up their presence in Eastern Europe at a time of rising tensions with Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Near The Russian Border, U.S. And NATO Beef Up Their Presence

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Russian Government Accused Of Controlling Christmas

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Being Knighted Isn't Always What It's Cracked Up To Be

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Belgium Wants U.N. Agency To Recognize Its Beer Culture

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Finland's Postal Service Goes Above And Beyond Delivering Mail

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A Year Later: Fence Between Serbia And Hungary Slows Migrant Traffic

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Fillon Beats Juppe In French Conservative Presidential Primary

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (left) met in Istanbul Monday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Stark Choice For NATO's Turkish Officers: Arrests At Home, Limbo In Europe

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Targeted To Teens, A German Play About ISIS Stokes Fear, Teaching Opportunities

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UK Heinz Beans Ad Banned Over Safety Fears

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Experts Say Russian Propaganda Helped Spread Fake News During Election

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