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Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.

Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
ArtsMultimedia

Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

Weekly Rewind: Scandal in Malaysia, Japan's Nationalistic Music Scene, and Taylor Swift Takes on China

High waves crash into the coast at Hyuga in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu on July 16, 2015. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Weekly Rewind: Poetry in Iran, Internet Rebellion in Uzbekistan, and Japan's New 'Girl Band'

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti on a street northwest of the capital Tehran, on July 16, 2015. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Waiting for a Ride in Uzbekistan

A beat up Russian Lada car parked on the streets of the 2,000 year old ancient city Bukhara, Uzbekistan on April 5, 2015. (Alex Steffler/Flickr)
Multimedia

A beat up Russian Lada car parked on the streets of the 2,000 year old ancient city Bukhara, Uzbekistan on April 5, 2015. (Alex Steffler/Flickr)

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
Arts

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Photo of the Day: Patterned Pillar in Uzbekistan

A painted teal pattern decorates a mosque in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan on June 29, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
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A painted teal pattern decorates a mosque in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan on June 29, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Local Food Market in Uzbekistan

Two women hand-make traditional local cuisine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 21, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
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Two women hand-make traditional local cuisine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 21, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)

Interview: Globe-Trotting Entrepreneur Rafat Ali Says 'Heritage' Keeps Him Rooted

Skift.com founder and CEO Rafat Ali in the Comoros Islands, off the east coast of Africa, in 2011. (Rafat Ali)
Lifestyle

In the content business, says the founder of paidContent and Skift.com, "Chaos is the new normal."

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.