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  • In a first, Indonesia's capital gets an ethnic Chinese governor

    Basuki Purnama, a businessman turned politician, is due to replace Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president-elect, as governor of Jakarta. He would be the highest profile ethnic Chinese official in Muslim-majority Indonesia, where ethnic Chinese have been targeted before.

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August 21, 2014

Photos of the Day 08/21

People look at French artist Clement Briend's photographic light installation 'Divine Trees', which features images of divine figures highly revered in Asian cultures projected on trees towering over bystanders, during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival in Singapore.

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