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  • The freedom to decide

    China's command economy has pulled 500 million people out of poverty. Many Chinese are now searching for something deeper than material prosperity.

  • Learning to expect surprises

    For nations as for people, flexibility, adaptability, and tolerance for a degree of messiness is the best approach for dealing with the unexpected.

  • Tsunami aftermath: The drive to move forward

    Humans -- and humanity -- are more than the disasters that sometimes befall them. They recover. They rebuild. They live and laugh again.

March 28, 2015

Photos of the weekend

A Japanese fan with a horse mask points the direction of the track as he and another Japanese fan with a mask visit the Dubai World Cup horse racing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday.

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