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When I learned that friendship is rentable in Tokyo, it merely seemed like more Japanese wackiness, in a subset I’d come to think of as interest-kitsch.
Exploring the engineering behind the largest human gathering on Earth. By John Macomber
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan In the morning, just after dawn, the baker sits cross-legged on the flour-dusted floor. His storefront bakery overlooks a narrow, pitted street where taxi drivers sleep, their sandaled feet sticking out open car windows, before they rouse themselves and drive into downtown Islamabad seeking fares. Near the baker, a boy beats mounds of pasty dough into flat circles before...
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Meena Raghavan is 74, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.
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Near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a woman named Lek Chailert has saved some 200 elephants from cruel fates in the logging and tourism industries.
Exploring the history of Japan’s courtesans and pleasure districts during the Edo Period.
Exploring a long-forgotten Cambodian temple in the long shadow of Angkor Wat. By Frank Dorsey

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