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President Biden attends a welcoming ceremony hosted by Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace of Vietnam in Hanoi on Sept. 10, 2023. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A rehearsal of Émigré by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall on Wednesday. Adam Crane/Courtesy of the New York Philharmonic hide caption

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A story of Jewish Shanghai, told through music

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks to a meeting with then-President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone that straddles the Koreas on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From left: Rosa Tsay Jacobs, Jocelyn Chung and Michelle Kuo in Taipei in January. All three moved to Taiwan after having lived and grown up in the United States. An Rong Xu for NPR hide caption

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Why Taiwanese Americans are moving to Taiwan — reversing the path of their parents

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Sunita Kumari Chaudhary weaves a dinner table mat with ropes once used by climbers in the Himalayas. She and her fellow craftswomen are part of a small start-up project in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, to repurpose Everest trash. Tanka Dhakal for NPR hide caption

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Houthi fighters march during a rally of support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and against the U.S. strikes on Yemen, outside Sanaa, on Jan. 22. AP hide caption

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China is mostly quiet on Houthi attacks in the Red Sea

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Ivy Chen (left) and Clarissa Wei browse Shuixian Gong Market in Tainan, Taiwan, in January. An Rong Xu for NPR hide caption

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Feast your eyes on Taiwan's distinct food (and understand a history of colonization)

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At a registration center in Lucknow, Indian men submit their data, as recruiters seek thousands of skilled laborers to work in Israel. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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A man polishes an Atto 3 car from Chinese car maker BYD at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 4, 2023. The car has gained in popularity among Europeans. Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese electric carmakers are taking on Europeans on their own turf — and succeeding

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Indian men line up at a registration office set up in a technical college in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, where they hope to sign up to work in Israel. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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With Palestinian laborers shut out of Israel, Indian workers line up for jobs there

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This image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Takara Tomy/Sony Group Corporation/Doshisha University shows an image taken by a Lunar Excursion Vehicle 2 (LEV-2) of a robotic moon rover called Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, on the moon. AP hide caption

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Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, the current defense minister, addresses supporters at an event Wednesday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Oscar Siagian/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-general Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia's presidential election

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Temu has soared in popularity since it launched in 2022. Here, a photo illustration shows the Temu app in an app store reflected in videos of Temu consumers in Washington, D.C. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan's former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party Shehbaz Sharif speaks during a press conference in Lahore on Feb. 13, 2024. ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Presidential candidates from left, Ganjar Pranowo, Prabowo Subianto and Anies Baswedan hold hands as they pose for photographers after the first presidential candidates' debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 12. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (center) addresses supporters next to his brother, Shehbaz Sharif (right) and daughter Maryam Nawaz following initial results of the country's parliamentary election, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Pakistan voters queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Pakistan's general election on Feb. 8, in Wahgrian, Pakistan. The elections have direct implications for Pakistan's global credibility, particularly in strategic and economic relationships. Rebecca Conway/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistanis wait for election results

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In this image released Feb. 7, 2024, by the Office of the President of South Korea, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol gives a pre-recorded interview to the KBS network at the presidential office, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Seoul, South Korea. AP hide caption

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An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Fuyang in China's eastern Anhui province on Jan. 17. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Question marks over China's economy have stocks on a long downward slide

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