Bandar Seri Begawan

Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool (BRUNEI - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Monday. 

Children wait for their parents to pick up after they finish the koran reading in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, a royal Islamic mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam, 28 June 2013. Brunei is the host country of the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) in July 2013.

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Children wait for their parents after finishing a koran reading session in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam.

River taxis wait along the Brunei river for passengers heading to the Water Village (background), a sprawling maze of houses built on stilts in the capital city Bandar Seri Begawan on April 26, 2013. Brunei has just finished hosting  an annual ASEAN summit, where leaders focussed discussions on trade issues and maritime disputes in South China Sea.

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River taxis wait for customers along the Brunei river heading to the Water Village, a sprawling maze of houses built on stilts in the capital city Bandar Seri Begawan.