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Photo of the Day: Rowing in the Tranquil Waters of Hong Kong

A scull glides smoothly over blue waters in Ma on Shan Tsuen, New Territories, Hong Kong  on March 16, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)
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A scull glides smoothly over blue waters in Ma on Shan Tsuen, New Territories, Hong Kong on March 16, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)

From Mumbai to Los Angeles, Norouz Highlights Persistence of Persian Traditions

Naan berenji, buttery rice cookies, are a Persian staple that you're especially likely to see in and around Norouz celebrations. (Molly Sheridan/Three Points Kitchen/Flickr)
Lifestyle

On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.

Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' Gets Full-Page Treatment From New York Times

New York Times coverage of Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' exhibition in Friday, March 15, 2013's print edition.
Arts

Art critic Holland Cotter calls major exhibition of 17th century Chinese paintings "compelling" and a "highlight of this year's Asia Week New York."

Photos: In Legal Limbo, Myanmar Refugees in Thailand Eke Out a Living at Trash Dump

Three refugee children work together at the dump in Mae Sot, Thailand. The child on the left is just seven years old and recently received a pair of gumboots. (Jacques Maudy)
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Photographer Jacques Maudy, who has photographed the heritage buildings of Yangon, Myanmar, recently crossed the border into Thailand to document the hardscrabble lives of Burmese refugees there.

Photo of the Day: A Joyful Dance in Thailand

A young Thai girl adorned in flowers performs a cultural dance in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand on March 13, 2013. (U.S. Pacific Air Forces/Flickr)
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A young Thai girl adorned in flowers performs a cultural dance in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand on March 13, 2013. (U.S. Pacific Air Forces/Flickr)

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings 'New Persian Kitchen' Into Every Home

Lifestyle

On the eve of Norouz, Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food and the upcoming New Persian Kitchen, shares her insights into Persian food and hospitality.

Could a Nobel Prize for Malala Yousafzai Inspire Pakistan to Stand Up to Extremism?

Supporters of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, displayed portraits of her at a ceremony marking
Policy

Pakistan's "Malala moment” may have passed, but there's no telling what effect a Nobel win would have on a polarized country. M. Bilal Lakhani reports from Lahore.

Photo of the Day: Into the Woods in The Philippines

A dense grove of trees at Batangas Beach, Philippines on March 13, 2013. (jojo nicdao/Flickr)
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A dense grove of trees at Batangas Beach, Philippines on March 13, 2013. (jojo nicdao/Flickr)

South China Sea Relationship Status? It’s Complicated

Amid heightened territorial tensions over the South China Sea, protestors shout anti-China slogans and hold banners as they march towards the Chinese embassy in downtown Hanoi on Dec. 9, 2012. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Recognizing that a holistic view is imperative for resolving regional tensions, Asia Society is convening leading academics and policy makers for a multi-day conference in New York, March 13 through 15.

Photo of the Day: A Misty Morning in India

Scenic Kaziranga shrouded in mist in Assam, India on March 5, 2013. (Roon Bhuyan)
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Scenic Kaziranga shrouded in mist in Assam, India on March 5, 2013. (Roon Bhuyan)