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A man sells surveillance cameras at the main electronics market in Tienhe district, Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province, on Aug. 8. EPA /Landov hide caption

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Hannari Tofu is the cutest chunk of soybean curd you're likely to encounter. He shows up on a range of plush merchandise. Satorare/Flickr hide caption

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In Japan, Food Can Be Almost Too Cute To Eat

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The use of security cameras such as these, looking out over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, is on the rise in China. Critics say the government is using them to discourage dissidents. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. troops in Afghanistan appear to have mixed feelings about the decision lifting the ban on women in combat positions. Some women already operate in combat zones. Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley is shown here with her Marine Corps team in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, in November 2010. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Visitors take in a re-created scene at the massacre museum at Vietnam's My Lai village. Researcher Nick Turse says atrocities of all kinds were more common in the Vietnam War than most Americans believe. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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