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    A Battle of Singing Stars, With Wings and Feathers

    Bird song competitions — a pastime that is closer to meditation than to competitive sports — are big in Suriname. Success requires years of training and an appreciation for a slower pace of life.  By Anatoly Kurmanaev PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Every Sunday just after dawn, while much of the city sleeps, a group of men gather on the overgrown lawn of a public park in a quiet neighborhood in the capital of Suriname, South America’s smallest country. They huddle together, ...

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