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The 2010s in review: A decade of political and economic shocks

The past 10 years saw the rise of strongmen, the fall of an icon and an unexpected return

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TOKYO -- The 2010s were a tumultuous time for Asia, sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant and never dull. We look back at some of the biggest moments of the past 10 years, including improbable elections, economic upheaval and shifting alliances.

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