Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda was chosen leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan on Monday. That all but ensures his selection as Japan's next prime minister. Hiro Komae/AP hide caption

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Most of Kesennuma's large fishing boats either survived the tsunami or have been repaired. But many do not move from the dock, because most of the city's fish-processing factories still lie in ruins. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Women and children fill the waiting room of the Umrana Mumtaz Healthcare Trust Hospital in northwest Pakistan. The private medical clinic is leveraging technology and the Internet to serve tens of thousands of patients a year who otherwise would have little or no medical care. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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A dirt road passes through remote Sekendal village in Indonesia's western Borneo. Some 60 percent of the island's forests have been cut down, and only 8 percent of the islands virgin forests remain, mostly in national parks. Andrew Limbong /for NPR hide caption

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A boy rides a bike past the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Boston-based NGO All Hands is restoring water-damaged photos recovered from Japan's tsunami using scanners and a host of professional photo re-touchers around the world. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands, suffered its first bank robbery last week. The resort island, home to some 2,000 people, is famous for its pristine beaches and a large lagoon. Christina Almeida/AP hide caption

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