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Travel Picks: Top 10 local dances around the world

LONDON (Reuters) - Whether it's cathartic, energizing, romantic, funny, celebratory or just plain embarrassing, the excuses to get out on the dance floor are seemingly endless. The urge to move with the music has inspired online travel advisers Cheapflights.com (www.cheapflights.com) to come up with Full story

First Buzz: Manhattenhenge, Harlem Shake, and interspecies friends

   Mara Schiavocampo, Bill Karins, and Richard Lui discuss a few things in the news to start Thursday morning, from the Mother Nature phenomenom known as Manhattenhenge, Lui's commencement speech that involved some dancing, and a lion and a dachshund who've become best friends.

Mitch McConnell to voters: Please ‘like’ me

The 71-year-old senator is investing in a bold social strategy in hopes he can Tweet, Tumblr, and Harlem Shake his way to reelection. Full story

Man falls into fire making Harlem Shake video

   Be careful where you film your Harlem Shake video, because you might fall into a campfire like this dancer did. Luckily the man walked away with just a few blisters.

Chris’ list: Viral music videos

Another Internet sensation has hit a milestone on the web: The "Harlem Shake" has topped one billion views to become the fastest viral video to reach that mark. Full story

Is that the Queen doing the Harlem Shake?

   A new viral video captures what appears to be the royal family performing the latest internet craze, the Harlem Shake. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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  Divers take 'Harlem Shake' under water

A first for the internet sensation called the "Harlem Shake" as a dozen divers perform their version of the dance while diving in Cancun, Mexico. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Introducing the real Harlem Shake

Melissa Harris-Perry asks members of the media to cease and desist calling the viral video “the Harlem Shake,” and introduces the originators of the Harlem Shake, the Crazy Boyz and the Harlem Shakers.

  Kerry trip continues with stop in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo, Egypt to meet with government and opposition leaders as well as business and civil rights leaders while on a nine-day trip overseas. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports.

  Miami Heat gets in on the ‘Harlem Shake’ action

The TODAY anchors chat about the hot topics of the day, including a video recently released by the Miami Heat, in which they perform the “Harlem Shake” in costume in their locker room.

  ‘Harlem Shake’ on plane draws FAA scrutiny

Members of the Colorado College ultimate Frisbee team, who filmed themselves doing the “Harlem Shake” on an airplane, talk about the FAA investigation into the incident, saying they asked permission from flight attendants to perform the stunt.

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Activists against Egyptian President Mursi perform the "Harlem Shake" in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Cairo
Students from Tunis Carthage Private University participate in a flash mob dance based on a new dance craze, the "Harlem Shake", outside the university in Tunis
Students from Tunis Carthage Private University participate in a flash mob dance based on a new dance craze, the "Harlem Shake", outside the university in Tunis

Students from Tunis Carthage Private University participate in a flash mob dance based on a new dance craze, the "Harlem Shake", outside the university in Tunis February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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ADDS REFERENCE TO HARLEM SHAKE - Egyptian activists, one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, dance the Harlem Shake, during an anti Muslim Brotherhood rally in front of their general headquarters, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. About 400 young men, some in funny costumes and others bare-ch

Egyptian activists, and anti Muslim brotherhood perform the Harlem Shake
Egyptian activists, and anti Muslim brotherhood perform the Harlem Shake

epa03605061 Egyptian activists, and anti Muslim brotherhood perform the 'Harlem Shake' in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's national headquarters in Cairo's Moqattam district. Egypt 28 February 2013. The Harlem Shake is people performing a skit to the song 'Harlem Shake.' EPA/KHALED ELFIQI