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At FRONTLINE/World, this is what we like to call our "summer season."

FRONTLINE/World airs four to five times a year on PBS during FRONTLINE's October to June broadcast season. Our last TV episode went out on June 26 (you can still see all four stories online), and our next one isn't on until October, when FRONTLINE returns. Like many of you, this is the time of year we flee the office for vacations. But there's always someone here working because our Web site never sleeps.

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Iran: Behind Closed Doors

Iranian university students.

Two university students outside Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. More than 63 percent of university students in Iran are women.

"You can take off your headscarf now," Seema says with a wide smile as she welcomes me into her world and offers me some tea.

A friend of a friend who'd lived in Iran for a few months introduced me to Seema, a 24-year-old film editor. She's part of a crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings I saw in Tehran's lively galleries and cafes. They're artistic, literary and highly educated young people from middle class families.

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Philippines: The Coconut Cure

Worker wearing facemask.

Workers in Manila often wrap T-shirts across their faces because of the city's severe air pollution.

It's not hard to figure out why the locals in Manila walk around with T-shirts wrapped around their faces. Standing at a busy intersection, you see a cloud of exhaust hovering just above the street. After a few minutes, you can actually taste it on your tongue. My Filipino friend Miles Tuason, a local journalist, describes it this way: "I've noticed that whenever I shampoo my hair, the lather is no longer white but almost gray. That's the amount of pollution that nestles on our heads everyday."

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