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In Abbottabad, Pakistan, locals gather outside the compound where U.S. security forces killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Oct. 31, 2011

Al Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body that is kept alive largely by the anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn, says Fawaz Gerges, a professor at the London School of Economics. He discusses his new book The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda. Also, in Pakistan, trucking has become an important part of the country’s economic engine. Their colorful trucks, however, look nothing like the ones you see on American highways. The World Vision Report’s Jessica Partnow reports from the heart of Karachi's truck decorating business.

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