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Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Ahead of the Year of the Snake, a model poses with a snake to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.

Slideshow: Japan's 'Blue Pond' Photographer Captures a Color for Every Season

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Meet the photographer behind one of Apple's most stunning backgrounds. 

Interview: Kishore Mahbubani Says Stable US-China Relations Will Be 2013's Big Story

Kishore Mahbubani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 27, 2012. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
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Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that stable relations between the United States and China will in fact be the big story in 2013. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Photos: Activist Swims with Sharks (and Models) to Expose Overfishing, Habitat Loss

Underwater model Hannah Fraser poses in long flowing fabrics with a magnificent whale shark in Oslob, Philippines in November 2012. (Shawn Heinrichs/Blue Sphere Media)
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Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs seeks to combine powerful stories with captivating images to reach millions and mobilize them to action.

Photo of the Day: A Lonely Gate in Japan

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: The Season's First Snow in Japan

A view of the snow-covered countryside from a train heading to Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2013. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
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A view of the snow-covered countryside from a train heading to Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2013. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Twinkling in the Twilight in Japan

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is shrouded in a purple haze at twilight in Kobe, Japan on January 7, 2013. (halfrain/Flickr)
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The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is shrouded in a purple haze at twilight in Kobe, Japan on January 7, 2013. (halrain/Flickr)

2013: Sino-Japanese Relations on the Rocks

A Japanese flotilla from Japan's coast guard is vigilant in defending the waters off the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economics should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

After Year of Transitions in Northeast Asia, 2013 Needs to Be a Year of Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping prior to a meeting in Beijing on Sept. 19, 2012. (U.S. Secretary of Defense/Flickr)
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With a resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands, says Asia Society's Michael Kulma.

Photos of the Day: Asia Celebrates the Arrival of 2013

A worker puts up a sign to bring in the new year ahead of Myanmar's first public New Year countdown celebration at the Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar on December 31, 2012. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.