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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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai stands before the Shandong Provincial Higher People's Court. The court upheld Bo's conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Xie Huanchi/AP hide caption

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Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's latest film, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, just hit cinemas in Asia. Sam Yeh /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before Sherlock: An Ancient Chinese Sleuth's Enduring Appeal

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Jerky treats for dogs and cats have been linked to pet illnesses and deaths. But it's still unclear what is causing the problems. iStockphoto.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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Desperate Chinese Villagers Turn To Self-Immolation

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The Chinese border town of Suifenhe is a port of entry for almost all of the hardwood coming from the Russian Far East. Russia is the world's largest exporter of timber, but illegal logging is a growing problem. Courtesty of EIA hide caption

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In Russia's Vast Far East, Timber Thieves Thrive

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An Arkansas company is trying to cash in on an edamame boom in the U.S. Will Merydith/Flickr hide caption

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Arkansas Aims To Make Edamame As American As Apple Pie

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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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Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis

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