This photo taken on Nov. 9 and released on Nov. 30 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows American Merrill Newman inking his thumbprint onto a written apology for his alleged crimes both as a tourist and during his participation in the Korean War. KCNA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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A Chinese-produced J-10 fighter jet is displayed outside the offices of the Aviation Industry Corp. of China in Beijing. China's newly established air defense identification zone has caused much consternation in the region. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Friday in Peshawar, Pakistan, supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami party shout slogans during a rally to condemn U.S. drone strikes. Ahmad Sidique/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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An anti-government protester waves a national flag after breaking into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok on Friday. Damir Sagolj/Reuters /Landov 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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Concerns over China's air defense claims led Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to call Japan's defense minister Wednesday. Here, a man makes a call near a replica of a Chinese fighter jet displayed in Beijing Wednesday. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Two U.S. B-52s, like the one shown here, have flown through an area that China says is within its air defense zone. China's announcement has irked its neighbors and the U.S. and Japan say they won't abide by it. Andy Rain /EPA/Landov hide caption

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Computer screens display a map showing the outline of China's new air defense zone in the East China on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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An anti-government protester blows her whistle during a rally Wednesday at Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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