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Must Reads: Five global stories you should read this week

January 30, 2012 |  8:19 am


From a dramatic rescue of hostages in Somalia to parking drama in congested Mexico City, here are the five global stories you shouldn't miss from the last week:

Somalia raid shows extent of U.S. reach

Mexico City’s parking space holders in tight spot

In Iraq, Haditha case is a reminder of justice denied

Fear reigns in Homs, city at the center of Syrian uprising

Spanish workers lose holidays in debt crisis austerity move

-- Emily Alpert

Photo: Aws Fahmy, left, who was injured in a deadly U.S. Marine raid in 2005, and Omer Chasib, who lost his father in the same attack, stand at the scene in Haditha, Iraq. Credit: Hadi Mizban / Associated Press