A vendor sells seafood at a market in East Broadway in New York City's Chinatown. There was a 17 percent drop in the population of New York City's Chinatown over the past decade, and some say it's a sign that Chinatown is becoming more of a symbolic touchstone. Rebecca Sheir/NPR hide caption

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The Changing Face Of America's Chinatowns

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A trader walks in New York City's financial district on Sept. 12, a day when stocks fell early based on fears that the Greek government would default, then rallied on news that China might buy Italian debt. This year, what sent the market into a tailspin often took place overseas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Finish Masks Volatile Year For U.S. Economy

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Anna Hu at the Ao Hua Farmers Market in Shanghai. After years of working long hours and eating only in restaurants, Hu has learned how to cook vegetables and eat more healthfully. Eliza Barclay/NPR hide caption

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In China, Finding A New Way To Eat In Times Of Plenty

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A Look At North Korean Ideology

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North Korea Formally Announces Next Leader

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Tense U.S.-Pakistani Relations Mark 2011

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This image, released by the North Korean Central News Agency, was taken within seconds of the one above. An analysis shows that it was digitally altered, removing the cluster of men on the left edge and enhancing the perfect line of mourners. KCNA/EPA /Landov hide caption

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At Vow's Bar in Tokyo, Buddhist monks run the place and serve up advice along with cocktails. Here's a monk serving drinks on Monday. Lucy Craft/NPR hide caption

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The Real Buddha Bar, Tended By Tokyo Monks

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Filipino soldiers install solar light bulbs through a roof in a shantytown in Manila, Philippines. The bulbs are actually old plastic soda bottles filled with water and bleach, and powered by the sun. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Philippine Slums, Capturing Light In A Bottle

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Kim Jong Un, center, walks with his hand on the limousine bearing his father Kim Jong Il's body earlier today in Pyongyang. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pyongyang Stages Dramatic Funeral For Kim Jong Il

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This photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Kim Jong Un, center, with his hand on the limousine bearing his father Kim Jong Il's body during the funeral procession in Pyongyang. Korean Central News Agency hide caption

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In North Korea, A Dramatic Farewell To Kim Jong Il

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India's Techies Angered Over Internet Censorship Plan

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