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Photo of the Day: Floating on Glistening Waters in the Philippines

Boats bob up and down in the waters of Borocay, Philippines on March 14, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)
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Boats bob up and down in the waters of Borocay, Philippines on March 14, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Hoop Dreams in the Philippines

A young boy jumps up to dunk a basketball in Borocay, Philippines on March 15, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)
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A young boy jumps up to dunk a basketball in Borocay, Philippines on March 15, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Dashing Through the Rain in Thailand

A motorcyclist speeds through a rainy, flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24, 2015. (Karl Grenet/Flickr)
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A motorcyclist speeds through a rainy, flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24, 2015. (Karl Grenet/Flickr)

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times after a sold-out performance at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Against the Sun in Cambodia

A slim figure is silhouetted by the sun at Angkor Wat in Siem Riep, Cambodia on March 27, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)
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A slim figure is silhouetted by the sun at Angkor Wat in Siem Riep, Cambodia on March 27, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)
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Learn about zat pwe — a traditional Myanmar performance form combining music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza  — ahead of three Asia Society New York events this weekend.

Interview: 'Spinnin' Memory,' Khmer American Rapper Teaches a Traumatic History

Rapper Prach Ly. (Courtesy of the artist)
Arts

In 2000, 21-year-old Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) recorded his first CD, which told the story of Cambodia’s killing fields, in his parents’ garage. It became the #1 album in Cambodia. Fifteen years later, Ly reflects on his journey.

Photo of the Day: Plodding Through the Mud in Cambodia

Two buffalos tread through a wet marshland in Cambodia, on March 24, 2015. (bwaters23/Flickr)
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Two buffalos tread through a wet marshland in Cambodia, on March 24, 2015. (bwaters23/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Hypnotic Curves in Singapore

Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)
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Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.