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Photo of the Day: Kazakhstan's Presidential Palace

The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings. (Mariusz Kluzniak/Flickr)
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The structure in Astana, Kazakhstan's newish capital, is one of the world's largest government buildings.

Photo of the Day: Monks in Laos

Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations. (Khanh Hmoong/Flickr)
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Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations.

Interview: Climbing the 'Mountain' as a Female Lawyer in Japan

Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino. (Claire Mitsuru Chino)
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Asia 21 Young Leader Claire Mitsuru Chino discusses the shifting atmosphere for Japanese women going into law.

TBT: In 1977, Talking U.S.-China Relations on the Today Show

(L to R) Stanley Karnow, Winston Lord, and Robert B. Oxnam discuss the state of U.S.-China relations on the Today Show with host Tom Brokaw in 1977. (Dan Sterbling)
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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. This week: When Robert B. Oxnam of Asia Society's China Council chatted with Tom Brokaw in 1977.

Podcast: Financing Terror Through 'Cultural Cleansing'

A Syrian policeman patrols Greco-Roman ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, before Islamic State forces seized the city the following year. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the third episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we’ll look at the destruction and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East — how it perpetuates terrorism and what can be done to stop it.

Photo of the Day: Food Market in Cambodia

Vendors under umbrellas sell food at a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Roberto Trombetta/Flickr)
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Vendors under umbrellas sell food at a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Roberto Trombetta/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Shepherding and Cellphoning in Mongolia

A shepherd in Arhangay, Mongolia chats on a cell phone while tending to his herd. (Flickr/Evgeni Zotov)
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A shepherd in Arhangay, Mongolia chats on a cell phone while tending to his herd. (Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Trekking Up a Glacier in Pakistan

Hikers walk up the Biafo glacier towards Snow Lake in northern Pakistan. (Ben Tubby/Flickr)
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Hikers walk up the Biafo glacier towards Snow Lake in the northern part of the country.

Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Photo of the Day: Headed to the Fields in Vietnam

On a clear morning, a woman takes her cows to the field for grazing in Tây Nguyên, Vietnam on October 23, 2015. (Ratclima/Flickr)
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On a clear morning, a woman takes her cows to the field for grazing in Tây Nguyên, Vietnam on October 23, 2015. (Ratclima/Flickr)