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18 Stunning Photos of Asia from Smithsonian.com's 2014 Photo Contest

Young Buddhist novices play in Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar. Photograph by Sergio Carbajo Rodriguez. (Smithsonian.com)
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From the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Myanmar to rice fields near China’s Yulong River, see Asia from a new frame of reference.

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Photos: See Asia Through the Lenses of the World's Leading Photographers

'Crossing the Beautiful Bridge.' Tiu Kelep Waterfall is located in Mount Rinjani National Park. ©Ismail Abdul Mutalib, Indonesia, Shortlist, Travel, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.
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Take a photographic tour of Asia, featuring shortlisted images from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world's biggest photography competition.

2014: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda brought his ensemble to Asia Society New York on March 8, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Please join us for a look back at 2014 with this photo gallery, capturing the range of beauty and connection that happens every day at Asia Society across the globe.

We appreciate your support — here’s to another year of inspiring moments at Asia Society!

Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

Winners of Asia Society's inaugural Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Jim Celeste/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Alibaba founder and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai were among the "array of remarkable Asians" recognized at a gala event in New York City.

Photos: A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Your July 4 Fireworks

A worker puts together firework shells. (Epic Fireworks/Flickr)
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Most of the fireworks exploding in the U.S. skies this weekend will have come from China, the world's largest producer and exporter.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.

Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters Sasha (L), Malia (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for photographers in Beijing's Forbidden City on March 21, 2014.
Lifestyle

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama's goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of the First Lady's itinerary to date.

Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.

Photos/Video: Celebrating Chinese New Year's Eve in a Historic Village in China

Bishan village, in Anhui, China, after the first round of firecrackers,on January 30, 2014. (Sun Yunfan)

Experience the sights and sounds of Bishan, a rural village in China's Anhui province, on January 30, the eve of the Year of the Horse.