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In Syria, Building Up For An Extended Battle
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Battle For Syria's Largest City Draws Closer
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An old taxi is pushed toward a vehicle license office to be exchanged for an import permit in Yangon, Myanmar. As many Burmese citizens take cars as an investment, many imports are sold and resold with a higher markup. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Cars For Clunkers: Myanmar Swaps Old Rides For New
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Millions Of Immigrants Cause Tension In Singapore
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she leaves Westminster Hall after addressing both Houses of Parliament on June 21 in London. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheered In Europe, Suu Kyi Faces Crises In Myanmar
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Buddhists donate food and other necessities to monks as a way of earning merit for future lives. Monks have refused donations of alms from the military as a political protest in 1990 and 2007, a boycott that some monks insist is still in effect. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Reforms End Myanmar Monks' Spiritual Strike?
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Aung San Suu Kyi finally received her honorary degree from Oxford University after it was initially awarded in 1993. In her speech, Suu Kyi praised Oxford for helping her see humankind at its best during her long years under house arrest in Myanmar. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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'Many Strands' Of Suu Kyi's Life Unite In Oxford
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Oxford To Honor Suu Kyi After Years Of House Arrest
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gives her acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday. The Burmese opposition leader was awarded the prize two decades ago. Daniel Sannum Lauten/AP hide caption

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gives Long-Overdue Nobel Speech
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Europe Welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi
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Suu Kyi Heads To Europe
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is heading to Europe for the first time in more than two decades and will be giving a series of high-profile speeches She's shown here on June 2 meeting with Myanmarese refugees who are living in camps in Thailand. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue
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Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi waves to Myanmar refugees during her visit to the Mae La refugee camp near the Thai-Myanmar border on Saturday. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand
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A local resident entertains visitors to the Kawah Kamojang geothermal field in West Java. He puts a length of bamboo to the steam coming from the ground to make a whistle, then throws soda cans into the vent, which shoots them high into the air. The Dutch colonial government drilled Indonesia's first geothermal wells at Kamojang in 1926, when the country was still known as the Dutch East Indies. Yosef Riadi for NPR hide caption

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For Future Energy, Volcanic Indonesia Bets On Heat
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Muslims (in the foreground) face a group of Christians during a bloody clash in Ambon, the provincial capital of Indonesia's Maluku Island, on Sept. 11, 2011. The riot exposed deep fault lines between Christians and Muslims in Indonesia. Angkotasan/Getty Images hide caption

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Hard-Line Muslims Test Indonesia's Tolerance
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