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Europe: February 2012 Archives

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March 1 & 4, 2012 - from Moscow - Jacmel, Haiti - Sanaa, Yemen - Dharamsala, India - Pakistan

From our correspondents around the world....
 

Jean Rody Joseph gets painted with acrylic house paint before going out for carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. The lanse kòd, or the rope-throwers, are the biggest, baddest, and the most menacing on the streets during Carnival. (Photo: Ben Depp)

Russia's election. But the campaign's more interesting than the outcome.  

Haiti's carnival. A dark and distrubing affair from the Rope Throwers of Jacmel.

And Yemen protests. We walk through Change Square to hear why they keep at it.

Also on the program, Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on documenting the grisly abuse in a film that just won her an Oscar.

And, the Buddhists of Tibet grapple with the growing number of poltical suicides by fire. 

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February 9 & 12: from Cairo - Kazakhstan - Turkey - India - New York

From our correspondents around the world....
 

CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border. (Photo: CBC)

Egyptians may be divided over military rule but the army's not going anywhere soon. We'll hear why its influence is too deep to deny. 

In Kazahkstan, nobody grows very old in the villages near a former nuclear test site now being considered for commercial farming. 

CBC News enters the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where exiles exist on a diet of defiance and division.

In India, cheap handmade cigarettes may have health risks but they're going global anyway.  

And, the life of Brian: how a guy from Brooklyn found his muse in the music of Africa.

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