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Goats and Soda
6:58 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

Rekha is one of the many caged prostitutes Mary Ellen Mark came to know as she photographed in the red-light district of Mumbai.
Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 8:55 am

She saw young women in cages. Men young and old watched as the women beckoned and lifted their skirts, then decided which one to pick as if they were choosing a brand of soap in the supermarket.

That's the sight that confronted Mary Ellen Mark in 1968 when she visited Falkland Street, a bustling thoroughfare in Mumbai. It took ten years of repeat visits before she was able to gain the trust of the prostitutes and begin taking pictures.

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Sports
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Blackhawks Or Ducks: Whom Will The Lightning Face In NHL Finals?

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Sports
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Running 26.2 — At 92 Years Of Age

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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Music News
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

A Band Of Their Own

Doris Funderburk directs The Darlinettes.
Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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Goats and Soda
5:44 am
Sat May 30, 2015

South Korea Struggles To Contain Deadly MERS Virus' Spread

In this photo from 2014, passengers walk past the Middle East respiratory syndrome quarantine area at Manila's International Airport in the Phillipines. The virus is now raising public concern in South Korea.
Aaron Favila AP

A deadly virus with no known cure — Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS — has infected 13 people in South Korea since mid-May. The fast spread of the disease, from the first case confirmed on May 20 to more than a dozen by Saturday, is prompting criticism of health officials for not moving faster to quarantine suspected patients.

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