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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. Thousands of Haitians traveled to Ganthier, a small town east of Port-au-Prince where pilgrims hiked across the surrounding mountains. These were dotted with Stations of the Cross, depictions of the final hours in Jesus’ life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 

On Sunday, 73-year old Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. was arrested in Overland Park, Kansas after shooting three people at Jewish Community Centers. As he was being arrested, his cries of “Heil Hitler” were caught on tape. (ABC news):

 

Many were found dead and hundreds are still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized in the Yellow Sea. Details are still murky, but for the families of the dead and missing, their feelings could not be more vivid:

 

In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, rumors and controversy broke out after masked men distributed fliers ordering Jews to register with the pro-Russian separatists. Both sides – pro- and anti-Russian Ukrainians – were quick to point fingers. Yaguda Kellerman, deputy chief of the Donetsk Jewish Community Center, wasn’t ready to believe anything. (NPR):

 

In more than four hours of questioning, President Vladimir Putin answered question-after-question from the Russian people. While much of the conversation revolved around Ukraine, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently under asylum in Russia, asked the Russian president one very different question. Putin cracked a joke. (Daily Mail Online):

 

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. The city gathered to hear from survivors, family of the fallen, and Vice President Joe Biden. (C-SPAN):

 

Famed Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez died this week at 87. Author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” he was well-known for his work’s magical realism and creativity – something he spoke on in his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech. (NPR):

 

Winners were announced for the Pulitzer Prizes. The Guardian US and The Washington post won the award for Public Service. Annie Baker won with “The Flick” for Drama. For Music, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams – whose music is often associated with nature and landscapes – won with the beautiful, “Become Ocean.” (Seattle Symphony):

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Jul 22, 2014
Smoke rises after an Israeli shelling at the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary," raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks. (AP)

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