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Must Reads: Syria bombing and a growing Great Wall

July 22, 2012 |  5:30 am


From the Great Wall to a turbulent Mexican state, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news:

Syria bombing takes fight to Assad's doorstep

North Korea's Kim Jong Un seems to tighten grip

In Mexico state, violence against women has surged

China says Great Wall is longer than previously thought

Computer analysis predicted rises, ebbs in Afghanistan violence

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: North Korean soldiers dance during a party at the plaza of the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday to congratulate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being given the title of marshal. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency / Korean Central News Agency