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November 8 & 22, 2010

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 Special Issue
An Atlas and Almanac covering 195 countries
Plus: Hot Spots to watch in the year ahead

2011 Atlas & Almanac
Introduction
Economic Map
Europe Map/Almanac
Africa Map/Almanac
Middle East Map/Almanac
Asia/Oceania Map/Almanac
North America Map/Almanac
South America Map/Almanac
Snapshots


INTERNATIONAL

Europe's Unwanted
France and Italy are trying to deport thousands of Roma, or Gypsies, back to their home nations in Eastern Europe.

Lost in Translation
Bad English translations of Chinese result in a funny hybrid known as "Chinglish." But Chinese officials aren't laughing.


OPINION

Is Your Phone a Cause of War?
How "conflict minerals" used in our high-tech gadgets may be prolonging the fighting in war-torn Congo


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Rupee symbolism arrives, Chinese/Italian high fashion, Muslim reality TV, digging up the dead in Venezuela, and more

DEBAT
Is the war in Afghanistan winnable?


CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news around the world