The Dalai Lama gives a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, on March 15. Ashwini Bhatia/AP hide caption

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A woman and child walk past a billboard that promotes having girls last July. In India, there are far fewer girls born each year than boys. Some families use ultrasound technology to determine the gender of fetuses and then abort the females. Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan men dance at a wedding party in Kabul in October 2009. Celebrating weddings with dance and music returned to Afghanistan after the practice was banned during the Taliban regime. In a country where most Afghans are poor, this 600-guest reception cost about $5,000. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bhratiya Janata Party leader Vijay Jolly is garlanded as he comes out of Lord Hanuman or the monkey god's temple after taking his blessings for contesting in the state elections in New Delhi on Nov. 11, 2008. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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Kandahar Gov. Tooryalai Wesa, left, puts a turban on former Taliban fighter Malawi Azizullah. Shoaib Safi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi (left) and India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, at a news conference in Mohali, India, on Tuesday. The two men and their teams will face off Wednesday in a World Cup semifinal that is being dubbed "the mother of all matches." Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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An Afghan police officer (right) stands near a U.S. soldier in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 8. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

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A boy holds a placard with pictures of Afghans killed in recent airstrikes during an anti-U.S. protest in Kabul on Sunday. Amid widespread public anger about civilian deaths, a study found that most of the deaths in 2010 were caused by insurgents. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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An Egyptian man stands next to a bloodstained piece of cloth used to cover the victims of the New Year's Eve car bomb explosion outside the Coptic Al-Qiddisine church in Alexandra, Egypt. Twenty-one people were killed in the attack against Egypt's Christian community, the largest in the Middle East. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students at Delhi University prepare for a demonstration in support of Binayak Sen, who faces life in prison. Courtesy of Diana Derby hide caption

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A street child looks out from his classroom during studies conducted by the Salaam Baalak Trust at the New Delhi railway station in September 2004. Salaam Baalak Trust is an Indian charity for homeless children. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Activists of The All-India Democratic Women's Association protest Dec. 14 in Hyderabad, India, in front of the Reserve Bank of India, the nation's central banker, against microfinance institutions. Since then, the Andhra Pradesh state assembly passed a law that makes it so difficult to make loans that microfinance companies say they won't be able to do business. Noah Sheelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lobbyist Niira Radia was questioned by the government in New Delhi in November. India's income tax department had tapped her phone, looking for evidence of alleged tax evasion and money laundering. She denies wrongdoing. AP hide caption

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Boys in a Mumbai slum use their cell phones. An Indian service called GupShup is using simple texting functions to form virtual communities. There are vast stretches of India and elsewhere in the developing world with ample basic cellphone service, but that have yet to access social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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