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Windows on the World for week commencing 8 August 2011
Monday 8 August: Europe on the Edge
Peter Day reports on the continuing crisis in the Eurozone. Whilst countries like Ireland, Greece and Spain are suffering some are managing to weather the crisis.
Tuesday 9 August: Ruling Iran - A Profile of the Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he has held since 1989. Ayatollah Khamenei is the most powerful man in Iran, though one of the country's least scrutinised politicians. The BBC's Iran correspondent, James Reynolds, charts the Ayatollah's reign and, through a number of interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians, builds a profile of Iran's most powerful man.
Wednesday 10 August: India's Working Children
The BBC's Nina Robinson reports from India where the booming economy has fuelled a demand for cheap domestic labour. She finds that children are filling the gaps, with evidence of trafficking and youngsters being set to work in households, where they are open to abuse with little hope of ever going to school. This is happening, despite a law brought in just over a year ago which gave every child from the age of six to 14, the right to a free education.
Thursday 11 August: Wandering Souls (Part 1 of 2)
Vietnam is over-run with ghosts. To pass onto the next world, you need to die well: in old age, body unblemished, the proper rituals observed. But few of the five million people killed in the Vietnam War were granted such a peaceful ending. They became ‘wandering souls’ – doomed to eke out an impoverished existence on the edge of the everyday world. In this two-part series, Cathy FitzGerald travels to Vietnam to hear how survivors of the War – both Vietnamese and American – co-exist with their ‘invisible neighbours’... the dead.