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Lessons For The Modern World From The Societies Of 'Yesterday'

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Ringing in the New Year in Spain requires eating a dozen grapes and wearing a very specific kind of undergarment. Jeff Koehler hide caption

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Jeff Koehler

Street signs in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, are rare. The few that exist are in disrepair, like the one above. Two entrepreneurs are looking to change that and improve navigation in the city. Dina Temple-Raston hide caption

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Dina Temple-Raston

After the 1917 revolution, Russia's new rulers debated what to do with the crown jewels. This 1925 photo shows the collection. However, a 1922 album at the U.S. Geological Survey includes photos of four items that are not described in the official 1925 inventory. www.usgs.gov hide caption

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Protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late Saturday following the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man wears a costume reading "Dad" and "Mom" during a demonstration against gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in Nice, France, in October. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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