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This '80s Rock Frontman Knows: What Could Be More Metal Than Sharks?

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an honor guard during a visit to Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 9. Widodo's supporters see him as very different from the strongmen who have long run Indonesia. But he has dismayed some of his backers with his strong support of the death penalty. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

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China's Artist Provocateur Explores New Medium: Heavy Metal

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Solomon "Sully" Omar performs with the Afghan metal band District Unknown at the third annual Sound Central Festival in Kabul earlier this month. Courtesy of Ellie Kealey hide caption

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