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Everest is crying

Since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first summitted Mt Everest in 1953, more than 4,000 mountaineers have reached the highest point on earth. They probably never imagined that the giant they summitted would one day turn into a dumpster.

Identity crisis

Having the tallest peaks in the world is not enough; fame and identity must be earned

Turning southeast

A nation that was once economically struggling with a poverty rate of over 58 percent in the 1990s is now one of the hottest economies in the world. Today, their unemployment rate is below 2.5 percent and poverty has fallen below 10 percent. This is the story of Vietnam.

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