Reading While Eating for February 10: Around the World

Friday's links head to Pakistan, France and whatever planet Madonna's Super Bowl costume was from.

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Syrian boys walk shoulder to shoulder in the rain at the Boynuyogun refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province February 8, 2012. There are 1,750 Syrian refugees living in the camp, which was set up by the Turkish Red Crescent.

Celebrity Scare: Former child star Macaulay Culkin caused a stir when he was photographed looking gaunt. But his rep says he is in perfect health. Phew. (The Daily What)

Eat Fresh: Some Subway restaurants are starting to make falafel sandwiches. It’s the logical next step in the Americanization of ethnic food. (GOOD)

Parisian Parenting: American children are brats. Should they be brought up more like the French? (TIME Ideas)

Shark Scandal: When a Pakistani man bought a gigantic whale shark carcass for $2,200, he wanted to make it a tourist attraction — but authorities say shark-viewing ought to be free for all. (Divanee)

Pop Royalty: Sure, the Super Bowl halftime show got buzz after M.I.A. flipped the bird. But can we please revisit Madonna’s insane headwear? (Go Fug Yourself)

Viral Video: Today’s young hipsters are tomorrow’s — well, elderly hipsters. (Vulture)

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