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Thailand To Tattoo Tourists: Think Before You Ink

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Full Steam Ahead For China's Rail Links Abroad?

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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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Southeast Asian Slums Network For Housing Rights

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Filipino Families Furious As Massacre Trial Drags On

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Japan's Public Broadcaster Responds, Reports Crisis

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People place sheets on the ground Sunday, awaiting their companions under the cherry trees at Tokyo's Ueno Park. The announcement of Tokyo's cherry-blossom viewing season, normally highly anticipated, has been overshadowed this year by Japan's ongoing crisis. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

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Celebrating Spring Amid Devastation In Tokyo

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Public Anger Against Nuclear Power Mounts In Japan

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Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory Pollina pulls a pallet of relief supplies to a waiting helicopter aboard the USS Essex, which is conducting operations in support of Operation Tomodachi. The Marines and Navy are flying the much needed aid to the tsunami-devastated northeast coast of Japan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Ship Delivers Aid To Japan

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Life's Milestones Bittersweet For Japan's Survivors

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Hisaho Koseki, 82, barely escaped the tsunami when a neighbor drove her to safety. Now she's at a local evacuation center in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture. Her son has offered to take her in, but she doesn't want to burden him. "I have chronic ailments, and I don't know how much longer I'll live. I don't want to die, but in this situation, perhaps it would be better if I did," she says. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Japan's Elderly Hit Especially Hard In Disaster

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Members of Japan Self-Defense Force pray for the body of a tsunami victim wrapped in a tarp in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Japan's Survivors Bid Dignified Farewell To Deceased

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Survivors overlook the earthquake and tsunami-hit area in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, on Thursday. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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In Japan, A City Left In Shambles By A 'Mighty Woosh'

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Tokyo Residents Worry About Quake's Hard-Hit Areas

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After Disaster, Japan Faces Several Crises

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Quake Response Will Affect Japan's Future Crises

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