THE WORLDPOST
09/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10 World Stories You Need To Know From This Summer (SLIDESHOW)

Have you been spending the summer sipping margaritas on the beach, or joining friends and fam for countless bar-b-ques? While you've been relaxing, we've been keeping a close eye on what is happening around the world this summer. Here is HuffPost's list of top 10 world stories from this summer that you don't want to miss.

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