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Nara Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

Lifestyle

In celebration of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society conducted an exciting Flickr photo contest earlier this fall.

Are Stereotypes in the Media Funny or Just Distasteful?

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Lifestyle

When it comes to stereotypes, are we more politically correct for some communities and less for others? What's funny and what's just inappropriate? 

Temporary Marriages in Islam: Fringe Practice or Accepted Custom?

Lifestyle

Islamic law allows for "temporary marriages," but are they good for women? 

Death of Wang Bei and China's Risky Plastic Surgery Craze

Wang Bei, 24, who hoped to become a pop star in China, died on the operating table when a cosmetic surgery procedure on her face went wrong. (Independent.co.uk)
Lifestyle

China's obsession with using cosmetic surgery to enhance body image raises bigger, more important questions.

Photo of the Day: Beating the Heat in Islamabad's Steel Mill

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.
Lifestyle

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Women and Children First, and Then...

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.
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South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.

Photo of the Day: Head Over Heels at the Asian Games

Sho Sakai of Japan during the men's 10m platform diving final at the Asian Games, Nov 26, 2010.
Lifestyle Sho Sakai of Japan during the men's 10m platform diving final at the Asian Games, Nov 26, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Bridge to Nowhere

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.
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Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.

Photo of the Day: Prayers in Cambodia

Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.
Lifestyle Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.

Photo of the Day: High-speed Grilling

Motorists pass by thousands of residents grilling fish along a highway in Buluan town, Maguindanao province
Lifestyle

Motorists pass by thousands of residents grilling fish along a highway in Buluan town, Maguindanao province