The aircraft carrier USS George Washington docks in Busan, South Korea, July 21, 2010. The vessel will participate in the first of a series of upcoming joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. China has expressed serious displeasure over the maneuvers.
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Crowds of tourists in Xiamen, China, visit the Buddhist Nanputuo Temple, which has more than a thousand years of history. Academics say that as Buddhist temples become popular tourist destinations, local governments are also getting a share of the entrance fees.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (shown here in Caracas on July 3) has announced plans to take over part of Empresas Polar, the country's best-known company. But there is opposition to the move.
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