As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.
Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)
It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.
Children amuse themselves as they play along a railroad in West Java, Indonesia on September 11, 2013. (Kent Clark/Flickr)
Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?
The sun rises over the calm waters of Bali, Indonesia on August 31, 2013. (Pandu Adnyana/Flickr)
Sunset over the rusty hull of a derelict ship beached off the coast of the city of Makassar, Indonesia on August 4, 2013. (Onny Carr/Flickr)
A man reclines in his seat and takes a quick nap alongside a market street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on June 23, 2013. (Kurniawan Gunadi/Flickr)
In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian children and men await the sighting of the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta on July 8, 2013 .
Dancers clad in vibrant colors perform during a welcoming ceremony to greet Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship in Bali, Indonesia on May 31, 2013. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
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