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Photo of the Day: Hollywood-Inspired Ink at Manila's Tattoo Exposition

A Filipino tattoo artist works on a customer's design during the annual tattoo exposition, dubbed as Dutdutan X, at the World Trade Center in Manila on September 24, 2010.
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A Filipino tattoo artist works on a customer's design during the annual tattoo exposition, dubbed as Dutdutan X, at the World Trade Center in Manila on September 24, 2010.

Surprise, Surprise ... Obama Says He'll Finally Visit Indonesia

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Policy Barack Obama has reportedly stunned Indonesian diplomats by announcing he'll visit the world's most populous Muslim nation soon as part of a wider Asian tour.

Photo of the Day: Hanging Origami for Peace in Manila

An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.
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An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.

A School for Pregnant Malaysian Teens Opens in Malacca

A freshly painted sign-board reads 'School of hope and house of hope' in front of a newly established school for pregnant teenagers in Jasin town, some 33 kilometers away from Malaysia's port city Malacca, on September 17, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
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In attempt to curb the rising numbers of abandoned infants in mostly-Muslim Malaysia, a school dedicated to educate pregnant teens has opened under the name of "Sekolah Harapan, Rumah Harapan," or "School of Hope, House of Hope," a first of its kind in the country.

Burger King Goes Green and Drops Indonesian Palm Oil Giant

This photograph taken during a media trip organized by Sinar Mas on August 2, 2010 show a clearing burned by farmers according to area personnel near a peat land area at the vast palm oil concession of PT SMART, the palm oil unit of Sinar Mas on Borneo island. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Business Burger King has joined a list of big corporations by dropping Indonesian palm oil producing giant Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology (SMART).

Photo of the Day: The Hungry Ghost Festival

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Ethnic Chinese pray in front of a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as 'Da Shi Ye' or Guardian God of Ghosts during the festive event of the Hungry Ghost in Malaysia's northern town of Bukit Mertajam on August 25, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Outrage Over Manila Bus Massacre

Philippine policemen take cover as they start their assault on the tourist bus full of Hong Kong tourists after an ex-policeman hijacked the bus in Manila on August 23, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Disgruntled ex-police inspector hijacked tourist bus in Manila, leaving eight (including himself) dead.

Photo of the Day: Filipino 'Avatars' Promote Motor Show

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Performers dressed as characters of Hollywood award-winning director James Cameron's film 'Avatar' walk past a visitor prior to a performance during the opening of the 3rd Philippine International Motor Show in Manila on August 19, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Youth Olympics 2010

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Competitors jump the water during the Girls 2000m Steeplechase on day four of the Youth Olympics at Bishan Stadium on August 18, 2010 in Singapore.

US-Vietnam Naval Exercises: A Message to China

Two Vietnamese border-guard officers walk past a banner welcoming the port call by the US destroyer USS John S. McCain at Tien Sa port in the central costal city of Danang on August 10, 2010. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Chinese claims to South China Sea have been met with fierce resistance by a US-Vietnam alliance.