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Must Reads: Five global stories you should read this week

February 5, 2012 | 12:00 am

A child plays by a mural in Pete O'Neal's Tanzanian compound.


From a former Black Panther helping Tanzanian orphans to a Mexican beach cluttered with plastic, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from this week in news around the globe:

Russians in provinces support Vladimir Putin but not his party

Former Black Panther patches together purpose in Africa exile

An exquisite Mexico beach, cursed by plastic

Egypt soccer match brawl leaves at least 73 dead

Greeks grow weary of austerity measures

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: A child plays by a mural in Pete O'Neal's Tanzanian compound honoring former Black Panther leader Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

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