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From inside China, it often appears as if modern Chinese power is more aimed at erasing a painful past than at writing a dominant future. But there is one topic where the peace-loving Chinese seem worryingly militaristic: Taiwan. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After taking office this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first major foreign trip was to China, where she met Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing in April. China has become Brazil's largest trade partner and largest investor. Minouru Iwasaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Businesses are surrounded by floodwater as the Souris River crests Sunday in Minot, N.D. The river surpassed its 1881 record level of 1,558 feet above sea level, flooding an estimated 4,000 homes in Minot. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

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A Japanese man, who had believed official statements that radiation was not being released, expresses shock as a radiation monitor goes off the scale in this March 13 photo taken not far from the damaged Fukushima power plant. Courtesy of Ryuichi Hirokawa hide caption

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In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, left, and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, are shown during their arraignment in Los Angeles. Bill Robles/AP hide caption

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A demonstrator plays drum in front of riot police outside the Greek Parliament in Athens. The protesters aren't the usual leftists and trade unionists with red banners. They're mostly middle-class Greeks waving the white and blue national flag. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earth from a beet field in northern France hit by drought — the country's worst in 50 years. Crop shortages in Europe and the U.S. have led some experts to predict a rise in grain prices like those that sparked riots in 2008. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C. In the upcoming Republican primaries, limits on carbon emissions — which Huntsman once supported — are not expected to be a pivotal issue. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Varyag aircraft carrier, shown April 26, is being renovated at a shipyard in the northern Chinese city of Dalian. After years of refurbishing work, the carrier — bought from Ukraine — has been described as "on the verge of setting out" by Xinhua state news agency. Imaginechina/AP hide caption

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Syrian activist Mohammed Feezo, 32, with his laptop in the village of Guvecci in southeastern Turkey, overlooking the Syrian border. He brought his wife and children here for safety, but intends to return to Syria to continue the uprising against the government. Courtesy Clint Willey hide caption

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