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Great Weekend Reads

Another look at stories you might have missed this week.

In Egypt, they're protesting like its 2011, the UN has officially recognized the non-member state of Palestine, and in oft-troubled Nigeria, citizens have struck gold.

No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here's a sampling of the most important stories from GlobalPost and a look at some of the news you may have missed.

 

In Egypt, protesting like it's 2011
For tens of thousands of Egyptians, Morsi is looking a bit too much like Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

Mexico: Calderon's legacy of blood and bust
Despite his military offensive, outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon couldn't destroy the drug cartels.

 

 

 

 

UN recognizes non-member state of Palestine in overwhelming vote
In remarks immediately following the vote, US Ambassador Susan Rice said it "does not establish that Palestine is a state."

 

 

 

 

The fight for Iraq plays out in Syria
Two Iraqis, one Shiite and one Sunni, say that in Syria they're fighting a sectarian war triggered when the US toppled Saddam. 

 

 

 

 

In Nigeria, villagers strike gold
They race to dig it up before international corporations.  

 

 

 

 

 

Want a European passport? Consider buying a house in Spain
The financially troubled nation is following in the footsteps of Ireland and Portugal, allowing residency permits to be given to those purchasing houses over 160,000 euros.

 

 

 

 

PlanetPic: Upheaval in Congo
Photos: Some people believe that there are no good guys in this conflict.

 

 

 

 

Rights Blog: A humanitarian crisis after Guatemala's earthquake
Remote communities have been most affected by the earthquake that hit earlier this month, leaving many homeless and without warm food.

 

 

 

 

On Location: Vietnam considers legalizing gay marriage
Video: Vietnam could be the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/121130/great-weekend-reads