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Streets Of San Juan A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Governor To Resign

Some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars attended, and tensions ratcheted up later when protesters burst through a barricade at the governor's mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd.

2am Samba Mecca:83
Inbetween Times Mecca:83 feat. Octavio Santos and J Vibes
Ella Gustavo Santaolalla
Bayan Ko Florante Aguilar
Great Malevolent Withholder Guilty Ghosts
Begotten Guilty Ghosts
Vaults Tor
Loop Theory Tor
Degrees of Light Taylor McFerrin
Already There Taylor McFerrin, Robert Glasper, Thundercat

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Streets Of San Juan A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Governor To Resign

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Duel of the Fates John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra
Cantina Band London Symphony Orchestra
What It's Worth (Instrumental) Black Milk
Skylight Gramatik

Trash piles in Monteverde, a residential neighborhood in Rome. During this scorching hot summer, the city's residents and visitors are being tested by a massive trash crisis that has prompted doctors to warn of the possible spread of diseases as birds, vermin and wild animals scavenge amid the rotting refuse. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Rome, Uncollected Trash Festers In Scorching Heat

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Reel Life (Evolution II) The Cinematic Orchestra
The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) The Cinematic Orchestra
Can You Feel the Love Tonight Beyoncé, Billy Eichner et. al.
Lion King (Soundtrack Highlights): I Just Can't Wait To Be King The Band of the Life Guards
Shroud The Stars Max Tannone

An Indian youth scouts for mud crabs and snakehead fish on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam Lake on the outskirts of Chennai. Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Water Crisis In Chennai: Who's To Blame, How Do You Fix It?

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