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Photos: India and Pakistan Celebrate 70 Years of Independence

An Indian girl holds a flag during Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on August 15, 2017. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty)
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The two independent states were created this week in 1947.

Songkran Festival 2017: Photos of Thailand's Annual Water-Splashing Celebration

Young people line up to splash water on each other during the Songkran festival on April 13, 2008, in Luang Prabang, Laos. (Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)
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The Thai celebrate the Songkran festival with a splash.

2016: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Dancers perform during the regional premier of H.T. Chen & Dancer’s ‘South of Gold Mountain,’ at Asia Society Texas on May 31, 2016. The piece that pays tribute to Chinese immigrants who settled in the deep south. (Asia Society/Lynn Lane Photography)
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Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year. 

Asia Society Honors I.M. Pei, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

I.M. Pei celebrates his Asia Game Changer lifetime achievement award with his children and grandchildren. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
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The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

15 Photos Exploring the Filipino Obsession With Basketball

In the local villages of Cebu, Philippines, kids and adults will play basketball in flip flops on pretty rough terrain. (Richard James Daniels)
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Photographer Richard James Daniels' project documents the significance of the country's favorite pastime. 

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

#TBT: After Half a Century, Shinto Deity Returns to Asia Society Museum

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg view The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the opening of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, February 2016. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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For "Throwback Thursday," we reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A Kamakura period Japanese sculpture on display twice at Asia Society, 56 years apart. 

24 Colorized Photos of Sri Lanka From a Century Ago

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Photographs recently released by the New York Public Library show daily life on the island during the British colonial period.

#TBT: In 2010, Cosplayers Descend on Asia Society

On October 15, 2010, audience members join Japanese singer Reni Mimura onstage for a performance during a cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York. (Elaine Merguerian/Asia Society)
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Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2010 cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York.