Visitors to Bangkok’s Wat Phai Ngern Buddhist temple touch stone statues of infants during a Nov. 27 ceremony for 2,002 fetuses found in the temple's mortuary. The fetuses were found Nov. 16 and believed to be from illegal abortion clinics. Wang Zemin for NPR hide caption

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Red Shirt anti-government protesters shout slogans and sing songs during a demonstration at the Democracy monument in Bangkok, on Dec. 10. The Thai government recently announced it would lift the state of emergency in place since riots in April and May, the country's worst political violence in years. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A computer user in Kuala Lumpur points to local news portals on the Internet. Malaysia's government controls the print media, but news is reportedly free online -- a factor that has altered the balance of political power in the nation. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Newly released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon Friday. Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Recovery teams including Kopassus, the Indonesian special military, look for victims' remains outside Yogyakarta. Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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A campaign vehicle with posters of  candidates drives on a street in Yangon ahead of national elections Sunday in Myanmar. The elections will be the country's first in two decades. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

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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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