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October 26 & November 9, 2009

Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

World Affairs: 2010 Almanac & Atlas
An atlas with hotspots to watch in 2010, and an almanac covering 195 countries


ENVIRONMENT

A Struggle to Survive
How climate change is threatening the existence of small tribes in the Amazon and around the world


INTERNATIONAL

Happiness in the Himalayas
The tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan is focused more on its "gross national happiness" than its gross domestic product.

China's Stolen Boys
An age-old preference for sons is fueling the kidnapping of young boys, who are sold to families desperate for a son of their own.

African Stars
Why Ghana and Botswana stand out on a struggling continent: Could other African countries learn from their examples?


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
The return of Genghis Khan, why Iraq's soccer fans are cheering, secrets of the echidna, and more

NEW THIS YEAR

THE ETHICIST
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.

CARTOONS
Political cartoonists weigh in from around the globe.