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DIPLOMATIC SPOUSES

Romanian Progress Mihaela Buga, wife of Romanian Ambassador Iulian Buga, is still in awe at the progress her homeland has made in the 25 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain. PAGE 37

entertainment

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HISTORY

ADVENTURES in ‘ARABIA’

FESTIVALS

FotoWeek 2014 Local and international photographers take over area museums and galleries for the annual FotoWeekDC festival, a popular annual snapshot of talent from around the world. PAGE 38

ART

Degas’s Dancer At the National Gallery of Art, the inspiration behind Edgar Degas’s revolutionary sculpture “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” basks in an enduring spotlight that eluded her during her lifetime. PAGE 39

Wendell Phillips stands with yemeni men, including Sheik Al-Barhi, center, a leader of the Bal harith tribe. Photo: AmerIcAn FoundAtIon For the Study oF mAn

the legend of the Queen of Sheba, along with visions of the famed incense routes of antiquity, brought a young American paleontologist named Wendell Phillips to South Arabia — modern-day yemen — on an adventure that is the focus of the Sackler exhibition “unearthing Arabia.” PAGE 36

DINING

FILM REVIEWS

Nage has built a reputation for good food at reasonable prices in a comfy setting. PAGE 40

The little-known French-Algerian businessman who helped end South African apartheid is revealed in “Plot for Peace.” PAGE 42