A man and child walk in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. China's government recently announced an easing of the country's one-child policy. While the move appears to be broadly supported, many urban Chinese parents say it would be hard to afford a second child. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. and Philippine navy personnel patrol the seas off a naval base west of Manila in June as part of joint exercises. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the past week, this street market in Tacloban has grown exponentially as people try to earn money to rebuild their lives. Frank Langfitt/ NPR hide caption

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An exterior view of the Bloomberg building in New York. Bloomberg staffers say editors spiked a story that exposed financial ties between a tycoon and family members of top Chinese officials. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Office workers walk past China Dream propaganda boards, showing messages pushed by current Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration, on display near a construction site in Beijing on Oct. 8. The country's leaders are meeting this weekend to chart China's economic course. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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People wait in line at a counter for medical services at the Guanganmen Chinese medicine hospital in Beijing. David Gray/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In a photo originally posted to a county government website, local officials purportedly visit a 100-year-old woman in Anhui province. They sure are tall, aren't they? And what happened to the legs of the guy on the right? Ningguo Civil Affairs Department via Chinanews.com hide caption

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Relatives of He Mengqing walk in front of his house, which the local government has slated for demolition. The rice farmer from Chenzhou in China's Hunan province rejected a government offer of compensation for his land; he set himself on fire when officials came for him. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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President Obama listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping answers a question after a bilateral meeting in California on June 7. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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