The crowd cheers as Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (center) arrives at the Marina Bay Floating Platform for the annual National Day Parade celebrations in Singapore on Aug. 9, 2012. Calvin Wong/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Andreas Von Knorre (right), one of two German nationals arrested for vandalism in Singapore, arrives in a police car at the state court on Nov. 22, 2014. Both men were sentenced Thursday to a prison term and caning. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students sample the results of their labors in Yvonne Ruperti's pastry class at the Culinary Institute of America's Singapore branch. Carole Zimmer hide caption

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Photos of Luanda, Angola, tell a tale of two cities: sprawling poor neighborhoods and a glitzy waterfront. Saul Loeb/Getty Images; Michael Gottschalk/Getty Images hide caption

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Riot police cordon off areas at Singapore's Race Course Road on Sunday to maintain order following a riot Sunday in the Little India neighborhood. Eighteen people were injured. Then Chih Wey/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Mah Bow Tan, a member of Singapore's Parliament, inspects Chinese cabbage growing at the commercial vertical farm. Troughs of the veggies stack up to 30 feet in the greenhouse. Courtesy of MNDsingapore. hide caption

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A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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