A Cambodian woman looks at portraits of Khmer Rouge victims at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in the capital Phnom Penh on Nov. 17. Three senior Khmer Rouge leaders are on trial in what may be the last major legal case against the group's leaders. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police clash with workers of American mining company Freeport-McMoRan during a protest in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia, Oct. 10. Indonesian security forces fired on striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg gold and copper mine after a protest turned deadly. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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In 1975, the Khmer Rouge told the family of Peou Nam that he had been executed. After 36 years of separation, hardship and an unusual series of events, the family was reunited in June this year. Son Phyrun visits his father at his farmhouse in southern Cambodia's Kampot province.

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In this undated photo, a man cleans a skull near a mass grave at the Choeung Ek camp outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia — the best known of the killing fields run by the Khmer Rouge in the middle and late 1970s. Now, Cambodians are skeptical that a U.N.-backed tribunal will be able to deliver justice in the case of four remaining high-level Khmer Rouge officials.

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Cawi Binti Baisan, 84, squats beside the grave of her first husband, Bitol, a farmer who was executed by Dutch soldiers in 1947. She is one of seven remaining widows of the more than 400 estimated massacre victims. A Dutch court recently ruled that the Dutch government must compensate the widows for their losses.

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A dirt road passes through remote Sekendal village in Indonesia's western Borneo. Some 60 percent of the island's forests have been cut down, and only 8 percent of the islands virgin forests remain, mostly in national parks. Andrew Limbong /for NPR hide caption

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Siami, a curtain-maker who goes by one name, is mother of Alifah Achmad Maulana. Neighbors hounded the family out of their village outside Surabaya, Indonesia, after she complained about cheating on the national high school entrance exam at the village public school. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Students and parents wait to register for a new term at Al-Zaytun, Indonesia's largest "pesantren," or Islamic boarding school. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Yingluck Shinawatra speaks to the media the day after her party won an overwhelming victory in Sunday's national election. The party is loyal to Yingluck's brother former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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A Buddhist monk sprinkles holy water on Red Shirt leaders as they parade through Baan Suksomboon in northeastern Thailand's Udon Thani province. Baan Suksomboon is Thailand's 255th Red Village to declare its support for opposition candidate Yingluck Shinawatra. Thaksin Shinawatra, pictured on the campaign poster, jokingly calls his sister his "clone." Pailin Chitprasertsuk for NPR hide caption

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A disciple of Master Noo Ganpai tattoos elaborate Buddhist designs onto the back of a customer. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The CRH2 China Railways high-speed bullet train, departing a Shanghai station in February 2007, is capable of speeds of more than 150 mph. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Filipino children sit in front of their slum homes in Manila, Philippines. Activists are trying to organize slum dwellers in order to provide them with a political voice. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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