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Video: John C. Whitehead Says Still 'Lots of Work' for Asia Society To Do

John C. Whitehead (L) receives his award from Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Jay Michael Evans (R) at Asia Society's Awards Dinner in New York on Jan. 11, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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On the eve of his 90th birthday, former U.S. Under Secretary of State John C. Whitehead was recognized for his career in public life at Asia Society's 2011 Awards Dinner, held last night at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in Manhattan.

Photos: Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner

The Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. (Elsa Ruiz)
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Some 400 guests made it to the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on Wednesday night for the Asia Society Awards Dinner, which honored former U.S. Deputy Secreatary of State John C. Whitehead, Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang and Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly were among the attendees of the black-tie event.

Video: David Henry Hwang Receives Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award

Playwright David Henry Hwang accepts his Cultural Achievement Award from Asia Society 2011 Awards Dinner Vice Chair Lulu Wang at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Jan. 11, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Playwright, screenwriter and librettist David Henry Hwang accepted a Cultural Achievement Award at Asia Society's 2011 Awards Dinner in New York last night with a witty, self-deprecating speech in which he thanked Asia Society for its longstanding support for his work.

Photo of the Day: Tokyo Sunset

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Kevin Allekotte captures the sun setting over Tokyo. (Kevin Allekotte/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: South Korean Special Forces

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South Korean special warfare command soldiers participate in winter military training exercise on January 11, 2012 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The South Korean troops train in temperatures below -20 degrees celsius to defend the country against any possible attacks from North Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Mandarin Face-Off: Huntsman vs. Rudd

Kevin Rudd, Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs. (Jan Kuczerawy/Asia Society)
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You know learning Mandarin is fashionable when it has become the selling point of a presidential campaign. Indeed, perhaps the most telling sign of China's prominence is the role that Jon Huntsman's Mandarin skills have played in his public persona. Huntsman's television appearances frequently include a snippet showing off his Chinese skills.

Photo of the Day: Lucknow Rickshaws and Tongas

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Rickshaws and Tongas —a horse-drawn cart used as a taxi — in Lucknow, India on January 5, 2012. (Carl Welsby /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Buddhist Monastery in an Ancient Himalaya Kingdom

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Tsemo Gompa, a Buddhist monastery, is seen on a ridge in Leh, Ladakh, India in November 2011. (Nitin Das)

Photo of the Day: China's Annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

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Ice sculptures are displayed at the annual Ice and Snow festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Fairy tale palaces, towering pagodas, and even an Egyptian Sphynx -- all carved from ice -- are among the sights this year. (AFP /Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Angkor Wat at Sunrise

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The sun rises over Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia on December 30, 2011. (Richard /Flickr)