Watch and listen: Nashville musician Abigail Washburn performs the folk classic "Black Waters" in the context of the Center on U.S.-China Relations' Coal+Ice exhibition.
Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)
Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs seeks to combine powerful stories with captivating images to reach millions and mobilize them to action.
A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)
Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a sometimes embattled religious minority.
Ships can be seen gliding on the water from an airplane window flying over the Strait of Malacca on January 21, 2013. (leogaggl/Flickr)
Colorful knickknacks line the stall of a night market in Singapore on January 18, 2013. (kodomut/Flickr)
Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing's air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.
A view of the snow-covered countryside from a train heading to Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2013. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
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