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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Hoodlum Heroes

July 22nd, 2009
05:07 PM ET

Seventy five years ago today, the United States' "Public Enemy #1" was gunned down by Government agents outside a movie theatre in Chicago. In a new Hollywood film, Johnny Depp plays that legendary bank robber and gangster, John Dillinger; and a Depression-era United States is re-created by director Michael Mann. The pursuit of Dillinger and his associates led to the formation of the FBI and captured the American public's imagination.

Throughout history and across cultures, charismatic criminals have become cult heroes - loved by the public - hated by the authorities.

From Robin Hood, to Bonnie and Clyde, what is it that we admire about these criminals? Was it their disregard for authority, when authority figures were tough to respect? Who's your favorite, and why?

I want to hear from you.  We'll share the best of your comments on Connect the World, CNN 9p London time tonight. So get your thinking caps on, send me an email at connecttheworld@cnn.com or reply below.

Swag bags at the ready...

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Six Degrees: David Beckham to Neil Armstrong

July 22nd, 2009
01:54 PM ET

Reckon you know you way around this week's news and personalities? Then see if you can take up our Six Degrees of Separation challenge.

All you need to do is connect two newsmakers who have hit the headlines in six moves.

This week we want you to link football star David Beckham, who has upset some of LA Galaxy's supporters to legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, who became the first man to walk on the moon 40 years ago this week.

Leave your submissions in the comments section below. On Friday the Connect the World team will picks the most creative connection, with Becky announcing the winner on the show.

Last week's winner was Brian Petersen, who connected golfer Tiger Woods to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Here's how he did it...

Tiger Woods played golf at age two with...

...entertainer Bob Hope, who played alongside...

...comedian Steve Martin in "The Muppet Movie," who wrote a movie called "Traitor" starring...

...actor Don Cheadle, who helped carry out a heist in "Ocean's 11" with...

...actor Brad Pitt, who starred in "The Devil's Own" with...

...actor Harrison Ford, who was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen's character Bruno in the film of the same name.

Reckon you can better Brian? Then try your hand at connecting David Beckham and Neil Armstrong. Remember -– you need five other people between those two, no more, no less. If you want your friends to take the challenge as well, then click the "share post" button below.

To see previous challenges, click here. Happy connecting!

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