Weekend Edition

Pascale Harter introduces highlights of recent dispatches from around the world. In this edition we visit some unusual places - and meet some unexpected people. Fergal Keane's sweating - and waiting, and waiting - in a Governor's office in the middle of the Sahara, in Agadez, Niger; Carrie Gracie visits the young Chinese idealists now living on a rural commune rather than trying to change life in the cities; Will Ross tours some open-air schoolrooms in Kano, northern Nigeria - and learns about the present continuous; Andrew Whitehead's back in Kashmir after a few years' absence, to find it full of Indian tourists; Tim Whewell delves into the literary and political myths of Odessa; and Tessa Dunlop finds that although a Roma pilgrimage has put the southern French town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the tourist map, some of its residents don't embrace the visitors too warmly.

Producer: Bob Howard
Photo: Kashmiri boat operators take tourists on shikara rides on Dal lake in Srinagar on April 28,2012. (ROUF BHAT/AFP/GettyImages)

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