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  • Open-air showers, plunge pools and impeccably designed rooms with four-poster beds underline the resorts rustic elegance.

    Dwight Brown: St. Lucia -- The Shangri-la Caribbean Island

  • Open-air drug markets were shut down, which didn't significantly reduce drug sales but did eliminate 90% of drug-related killings, which usually involve turf conflicts.

    How to Stop Urban Crime Without Jail Time

  • Open-air markets seem closer to the Earth than a huge Costco or Sam's Club.

    Beth Arnold: Letter From Paris: Le Marche Belgrand

  • Open-air markets sell colorful crafts and vivid, original art.

    Joan Z. Shore: Cuba Libre: An American Hangover

  • Open-air markets in briskly cold, sunny weather offered fragrant breads and baked goods, falafels and other Middle Eastern fare.

    Traveling Blind

  • "Open-air [nuclear] weapons testing left iodine in the milk worldwide," he says.

    America's Nuclear Secrets

  • Open-air vegetable markets are springing up, selling used clothes and cheap Indonesian consumer goods, too.

    Peace Unrequited

  • Open-air festivals were common in many Italian cities in the 1600s and 1700s.


  • Open-air field trials involving five major food crops grown under carbon-dioxide levels projected for the future are harvesting dramatically less bounty than those raised in earlier greenhouse and other enclosed test conditions -- and scientists warn that global food supplies could be at risk without changes in production strategies.

    The headbone's connected to the trombone

  • Jimin Lai for The Wall Street Journal Open-air workshops mean visitors can watch carvers at work, as well as check out their handiwork.

    Time Travel

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