Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been under fire for working with the government on a number of issues. Here, she meets in March with protesters who oppose a copper mine backed by Chinese investors. She supports the mining project. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Khin Maung Win/AP

This photo shows a heavily logged concession affiliated with Asia Pulp and Paper, or APP, one of the world's largest papermakers, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, in 2010. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) walks with Myanmar's then-prime minister, Gen. Thein Sein, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on March 16, 2009. Both men are former military officers, leading their Southeast Asian nations along a sometimes rocky path to democracy. Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

Some Muslims say Buddhist monks have been inciting followers during recent violence in Myanmar. Monk U Wirathu acknowledges that he is a Buddhist nationalist but says he has tried to prevent fighting. He's shown here at the Masoeyein monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 27. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) played a pivotal role in developing the theory of natural selection. But over time, Charles Darwin became almost universally thought of as the father of evolution. Wallace also called for protecting endangered species. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

The research of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) played a pivotal role in developing the theory of natural selection. But over time, Charles Darwin became almost universally thought of as the father of evolution. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

A Myanmarese girl carries away a tin roof in Meiktila, Myanmar. Violence between Buddhists and Muslims in March destroyed large areas of the town and left thousands of Muslims homeless. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi (right) faced protesters when she traveled to a village in northern Myanmar on Thursday to discuss a Chinese-backed copper mine project. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and a member of Parliament, urged protesters to support the project, which was the scene of a violent crackdown last year. She said opposing the project would risk hurting the country's economy. Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images

Engineers from China and Myanmar work to bury an oil pipeline outside the Myanmar city of Mandalay. Chinese media reports say the 700-mile-long oil and gas pipelines will be completed in May. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Anthony Kuhn/NPR

Convicted ex-terrorist Mahmudi Haryono recounts his experiences while sitting at a table at the restaurant where he works in Semarang, Indonesia. The restaurant is one of three founded by social entrepreneur and reformed radical Noor Huda Ismail, to help ex-jihadis in Indonesia reintegrate into society. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Anthony Kuhn/NPR

British farmer and businessman David Cundall (left) leads an archaeological excavation team searching for buried World War II Spitfires at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 7. He holds a miniature model of the fighter plane and is accompanied by Tracy Spaight, director of special projects at video game company Wargaming.net, who is funding the effort. Gavin Longhurst/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Gavin Longhurst/NPR

South Korean men play games at a downtown park in Seoul on Nov. 1. Recent data suggest that South Korea is now the fastest-aging country on Earth. Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo fields reporters' questions after meeting with residents of a Jakarta slum. Recent polls say Widodo is currently the most popular choice for Indonesia's president in 2014. Yosef Riadi for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Yosef Riadi for NPR

South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye, who appears slightly favored in Wednesday's election, is the daughter of a military dictator who ran the country for nearly two decades. She would be South Korea's first female president. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images