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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks during a news conference in Tokyo in May. The beleaguered leader is expected to step down in coming weeks. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Michael Levy enjoys a game of Mahjiang with local youth. Courtesy Of The Author hide caption

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Senior Chinese official Dai Bingguo and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands before their meetings in Shenzhen, China, on Monday. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Customers line up at an Apple store for the launch of the iPhone 4 in Shanghai in 2010. Lines for everything from luxury handbags to social service programs can go on for days — literally. One entrepreneur in Shanghai will wait in line for you, for around $3 an hour. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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A wrecked train carriage is lifted from the scene of a crash Saturday involving two trains in Wenzhou, in China's Zhejiang province. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images hide caption

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New parents Wu Lili (left) and Mo Shiwei hold their 29-day-old baby boy. The new mom is staying at the Weige center in Beijing, which provides luxury accommodation and 24-hour nursing staff to woman who are participating in the Chinese tradition of "sitting the month." Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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