A Baluch man holds a poster of a nationalist leader. The Baluch are deeply divided between seeking outright independence for Baluchistan and seeking autonomy within Pakistan. Wang Zemin hide caption

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A Pakistani Sufi Muslim dances outside the Data Darbar, shrine to the patron saint of Lahore, during a three-day annual religious festival in Lahore, Feb. 4. Gatherings at the shrine have been curtailed since July, when suicide bombers killed more than 40 worshippers there. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Chenzhou city anti-corruption official Zeng Jinchun stands trial in Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, in 2008. He was convicted of corruption, sentenced to death, and is now awaiting execution. Similar corruption scandals have occurred across China. xinhuanet.com hide caption

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Chinese paramilitary officers march in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing during a rehearsal for China's 60th anniversary celebrations last year. A consequence of China's military modernization program is that some veterans have been left behind, which has led them to protest their condition. Once the backbone of the communist revolution, soldiers are now considered among the groups that should be suppressed. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks through a Beijing building formerly used as a secret detention center in 2009. In these "black jails," Chinese citizens are held, forcibly restrained and sometimes beaten to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government. Elizabeth Dalziel/AP hide caption

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In this December 2007 photo, fishermen watch as a barge carrying the wreck of an 800-year-old sunken merchant ship, dubbed South China Sea No. 1, berths at a dock of the Maritime Silk Road Museum in Yangjiang. China Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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