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Video: The Story Behind 'Iran Modern,' a Landmark Exhibition of Iranian Art

Arts

Melissa Chiu and Tom Nagorski discuss the 1950s, 60s and 70s, an exhilarating period of time for Iranian art that ended with the 1979 revolution.

Photo of the Day: A Rainbow of Ribbons in Malaysia

Colorful prayer ribbons and medals adorn the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia on July 15, 2013. (ansel.ma/Flickr)
Multimedia

Colorful prayer ribbons and medals adorn the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia on July 15, 2013. (ansel.ma/Flickr)

Former U.S. Ambassador: A Fresh Start in Pakistan?

Then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry with Nawaz Sharif during a U.S. congressional election monitoring trip to Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

With new personnel in key positions, writes Cameron Munter, Americans and Pakistanis have a chance to move past some of the damage their relationship has suffered in recent years.

Photo of the Day: A Sea of Hands in Thailand

Grasping hands symbolize desire at the Wat Rong Khun Temple, also known as the White Temple, in Chiang Rai, Thailand on July 7, 2013. Construction is due to be completed in 2070. (Melissa Scott/Flickr)

Grasping hands symbolize desire at the Wat Rong Khun Temple, also known as the White Temple, in Chiang Rai, Thailand on July 7, 2013. Construction is due to be completed in 2070. (Melissa Scott/Flickr)

Interview: Across Asia, Sarah Kay Is Dynamic Ambassador for Spoken Word

American spoken word poet Sarah Kay meeting with students at Nava Prabhat School in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 28, 2012. (Bijay Gajmer)
Lifestyle

Why poetry? Spoken word poet Sarah Kay shares her experiences introducing poetry to individuals all over the world, and what she hopes to catalyze by encouraging personal expression through spoken word.

Photo of the Day: Headed for Shore in India

A rower makes his way along the Ganges River in Varanasi, India on May 6, 2013. (Elliot Scott/Flickr)
Multimedia

A rower makes his way along the Ganges River in Varanasi, India on May 6, 2013. (Elliot Scott/Flickr)

Photos: Henna, Color, and Ceremony Mark Summer Shravan Celebrations in Nepal

A Nepalese Hindu devotee holds up offerings in honour of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on July 22, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Festivities commemorating Shravan, the holiest month of the Hindu calendar, are well underway in Nepal, and devotees are celebrating with vivid colors and timeless rituals.

Photo of the Day: Ancient Detail in Cambodia

An intricately carved column stands in the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 4, 2013.
Multimedia

An intricately carved column stands in the Banteay Srei Temple in Angkor, Cambodia on March 4, 2013.(Susanna Cesaro/Flickr)

Multimedia: Downtown Tokyo 'Office Farm' Takes Green Building to New Heights

The exterior of Pasona Group's building in downtown Tokyo flowers with several varieties of citrus trees, displaying just a portion of the 200 species of fruits and vegetables that grow inside. (Kono Designs)

Tomatoes hang from conference room ceilings and herbs flower in hallway cubbies in Pasona Group's Tokyo office, where urban agriculture has taken root — literally.

Interview: 'Eat Your Kimchi' on the Next K-Pop Star and Learning How to Eat Korean

Seoul-based Canadian expats Martina and Simon Stawski, masterminds behind the popular Youtube channel Eat Your Kimchi, pose for a selfie.
Lifestyle

Meet Canadian expats Simon and Martina Stawski, also known popularly as Eat Your Kimchi, who document the weird and wonderful in South Korea.