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Photo of the Day: Celebrating Eid in Afghanistan

An Afghan man is pictured during Eid al-Adha prayers at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on November 16, 2010.
Lifestyle An Afghan man is pictured during Eid al-Adha prayers at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on November 16, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Fragrant Spice Harvested in Herat

Afghan workers pluck saffron flowers on a farm on November 09, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan.
Lifestyle

Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, work on saffron farms for export mostly to India and some European countries.

Holbrooke: Afghan Talks Not "Negotiation"

Policy

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the former Asia Society Chairman who is now the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, spoke to NPR on Monday about the possibility of peace talks in Afghanistan.

The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.

The Musical History of Pakistan

Pakistani female students enjoy the performance of the band Overload during a concert in Kinnaird women's college in Lahore on Feb. 6, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A fan's tour through seven decades of musical tradition... with video.

Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.

Photo of the Day: Guarding History in Afghanistan

Multimedia

A guard stands at the Qadamghah Shrine October 7, 2010 of Kabul's Saghi District, Afghanistan.

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.