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#TBT: In 2011, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma Bow Down to One Another

Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma bow to eachother after a performance in Beijing on November 18, 2011. (Asia Society)
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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 Asia Society brought two titans of entertainment together in Beijing.

Photo of the Day: Waiting by the River Bank in India

A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)
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A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.
Arts

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.

Photo of the Day: A Blanket of Snow in Japan

A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)
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A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)

Video: How 'Youth Bulges' Are Reshaping Pakistan and Afghanistan

Tom Nagorski (L) speaks with Asia 21 leaders Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan (R) at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan discuss how empowered young people bring much needed creativity and boldness to tackling big challenges.

Photo of the Day: A Riot of Colors in Hong Kong

A bucket full of brightly colored carnations at the flower market in Kowloon, Hong Kong on November 21, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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A bucket full of brightly colored carnations at the flower market in Kowloon, Hong Kong on November 21, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)

Video: David Petraeus on Leadership

Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) in conversation with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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The retired general talks to Asia Society's Tom Nagorski about his military career, stint as CIA director, and why leadership is like "Groundhog Day."

Book Excerpt: 'The Fire Beneath: Tales of Gold' by Almira Astudillo Gilles

Almira Astudio Gilles will appear at Asia Society on December 7 to discuss her book
Arts

Read an excerpt from Almira Astudillo Gilles' book "The Fire Beneath: Tales of Gold" which tells the story of how Berto Morales stumbled upon relics of the Philippines' gilded past.

Photos: Thailand's Beloved, Ailing King to Mark 88th Birthday

Thai dancers perform near the Grand Palace as the celebration for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday begins on December 4, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest serving monarch, is widely revered is his country. As the nation celebrates his birthday, his ailing health is causing great anxiety.

Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Sea in South Korea

Four navy members stand facing the sea in Busan, South Korea on November 4, 2015. (Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr)
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Four navy members stand facing the sea in Busan, South Korea on November 4, 2015. (Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr)