In India, the centuries-old tradition of chewing betel leaves, or paan, spread with spices and sweeteners is losing popularity. In this file photo from 2006, an Indian shopkeeper arranges silver foils of paan at his roadside shop in New Delhi. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Snake charming is a dying art in India. Here, a man named Buddhanath is shown at a New Delhi market during Nag Panchami, the yearly religious festival in honor of the king cobra. The charmer plays a gourd flute and his snake responds. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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In this photo taken on a government-organized tour, a Libyan student holds a portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, Libya. The government has many die-hard supporters in the capital, but pockets of opposition can be found. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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A journalist videotapes a Libyan woman as she points her weapon at the camera in Gharyan, a city south of Tripoli. Moammar Gadhafi's regime organized a demonstration Sunday for reporters to try to show it remains in control of parts of the country's western mountains and will defend the territory against further rebel advances. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP hide caption

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Libyan rebels in the rebel-held capital of Benghazi open fire as they celebrate after receiving the news of an arrest warrant issued against Moammar Gadhafi. The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Shahira Amin, shown here in 2004, is a veteran of Egypt's State TV. She says changes at the network since Egypt's February revolution have been largely cosmetic. via Facebook hide caption

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Workers unload cargo from the first vessel to enter the Chinese-funded port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in November 2010. China's Export-Import Bank provided 85 percent of the financing for construction of the port. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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