Xi Jinping presided over a Beijing military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. To some observers, this showed Xi in firm political and military control. On the economic side, though, the signals are more mixed. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Musashi Fuchu Little League baseball players spend eight to 10 hours a day on weekends practicing on this field on the outskirts of Tokyo. This traditional powerhouse team has won the Little League World Series twice before, in 2013 and 2003, but did not qualify this season. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A man pushes a loaded bicycle down a cleared path in a flattened area of Nagasaki more than a month after the nuclear attack in 1945. Stanley Troutman/AP hide caption

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Residents stand at the entrance of Aung Mingalar, a Rohingya quarter of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in western Myanmar. All but 4,000 of the neighborhood's 15,000 mostly Rohingya residents either fled or were forced to move to internment camps after violence between Buddhists and Muslims in 2012 killed about 200 people. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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