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The Shwedagon pagoda dominating the skyline of Rangoon
The Shwedagon pagoda dominating the skyline of Rangoon
Yann Rousseau

RANGOON - Down Pyay Road, in the middle of a huge traffic-jam, children walk between old Japanese cars in the stifling heat and humidity.

Like in other cities of emerging Asian countries, the children walk through the busy streets to sell soda cans and jasmine flower bouquets that are supposed to help cool down the inside of cars not equipped with air-conditioning.

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As Iran Protests Spread, Regime Is Busy Clinging To Power

Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on its two usual defenses: brute force and appeasing the West. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

A man repairs a carpet in Tehran, Iran

Elahe Boghrat

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Governing ordinarily consists of assuring the security and welfare of a population or nation, within a state or territory. Take away one element from that equation and the government in question begins to move toward failure, defeat, and perhaps its downfall.

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