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Top Charitable Causes in Asia 2010

Recent natural disasters in Asia have caught the attention of many around the world.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted with renewed ferocity on Sunday, pushing the death toll to over 120, while the floods in Pakistan, which began in late July, have displaced over 20 million people.

Many around the world are now finding ways to help those affected by natural disasters. Others are also continuing to give to countries with rising poverty rates. Roughly 62 percent of India's population live in slums, a New York Times report said citing a recent study.

If you've made some gains in the stock markets this year, think about putting that money to good use - where the returns don't just come in dollar value

Click ahead to find out what some of the popular charitable causes are in Asia.

By Elvina Simpson
Nov 8, 2010

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