Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on the northeast shores of Japan.
Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
For the convening of the "Two Sessions" in China this week, a state-run newspaper sent reporters into the streets to test Beijing's expats on basic knowledge of China’s politics, with entertaining results.
In pictures: A stunning new rendition of the Persian national epic encompasses traditional styles dating back hundreds of years. Live webcast of book launch event at AsiaSociety.org/Live tonight, March 6, at 6:30 pm ET.
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