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German Violins

NPR's Emily Harris reports from the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, where German craftsmen are continuing a centuries-old tradition of violin making. There's a bit of a feud going on between craftsmen trying to recreate the sound of the great Stradivarius instruments and those who say the Stradivarius sound is outmoded.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.