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Venezuela: The new nationalism

The country's national flag, the posters of revolutionary leaders like Simon Bolivar and Che Guevara, the glee with which politicians and citizens alike poor abuse on Uncle Sam -- all proof that President Hugo Chavez has succeeded in stirring long-dormant strains of Venezuelan nationalism.

Venezuela: Social Programs

President Hugo Chavez is despised by many in his country for what they see as populist demagoguery and reckless policies, but that is not the case in the barrios and isolated rural hamlets of a country that remains extraordinarily poor despite its equally extraordinary wealth in oil. What poor and long marginalized Venezuelans see in Chavez are programs like free dental care, access to education and aid to the less advantaged in city and country alike.

Venezuela: The "Have Nots"

The skycrapers of Caracas bespeak a proudly confident country reaping the rewards of one of the world's great pools of oil. The shacks within sight of the sleek glass towers, the vast new urban slums and isolated villages untouched by modern conveniences all tell another story -- of the 50 percent of Venezuelans who live below the poverty line.

Venezuela: The "Haves"

They might as well live on a different planet -- or at the least, in Miami. Venezuela's well-heeled upper crust shop in American-style malls and snap up luxury boats and automobiles. They also form the hard-core base of opposition to populist President Hugo Chavez.

Part 1: Alaska Glaciers

These images of Alaska Glaciers were taken by photographer Jeffrey Barbee, on assignment for the Pulitzer Center. Additional work by Barbee can be found on his website.

Krasnaya Sloboda

These photographs depict life in Krasnaya Sloboda, a prosperous and highly unusual town in the mountains of northeastern Azerbaijan. Krasnaya Sloboda is home to the "mountain Jews," a community of some 5,000 that traces its roots in this region for centuries and that some have linked to the lost tribes that left Israel after the destruction of the first temple.

Tbilisi and Beyond

Mountains, rivers,the ancient streets of Tbilisi tell part of Georgia's story -- and so do street demonstrations, embattled public officials, and a giant statue of Joseph Stalin that still stands in Gori, his hometown.