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Photo of the Day: Taking in the View in Vietnam

Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)
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Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)

Free Live Webcast: Sold-Out Concert with Iranian Musical Maverick Mohsen Namjoo

Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo performs at Asia Society New York on Saturday, September 7.
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Mohsen Namjoo's concert at Asia Society New York is now sold out — but don't despair. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, 9/7.

Photo of the Day: A Pensive Ride in Bangladesh

A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)
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A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Short Break in India

A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)
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A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)

Was Bill Richardson Right About Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un and Kenneth Bae?

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on September 3, 2013. Rodman said he was heading back to Pyongyang to see his
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At an Asia Society event in July, the former New Mexico governor said Rodman was "the only person" who could get Bae released from North Korean prison.

Rare Buddhist Art From Myanmar, Coming Soon to a Museum Near You

Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar, home to thousands of temples, pagodas and monasteries built from the 9th to 13th centuries CE. (jmhullot/Flickr)
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The New York Times reports on Asia Society's involvement in the "coming out" of Myanmar's little-seen early Buddhist art.

Photo of the Day: A Time to Meditate in South Korea

A golden Buddha statue shrouded in light sits surrounded by miniature white Buddha figurines in Seoul Korea on September 2, 2013. (ecodallaluna/Flickr)
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A golden Buddha statue shrouded in light sits surrounded by miniature white Buddha figurines in Seoul Korea on September 2, 2013. (ecodallaluna/Flickr)

Interview: New Documentary's Faces of Pakistan, from Imran Khan to Ex-Taliban

Abdullah, a truck driver who has traveled the length and breadth of Pakistan, is one of  six subjects profiled in the documentary
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A new documentary gets unusual access to a cross-section of Pakistanis, including Imran Khan, a former Taliban soldier and a Sufi singer.

Photo of the Day: A Curious Girl in Nepal

A child leans out from behind a barrier to watch a competition on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on August 23, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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A child leans out from behind a barrier to watch a competition on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on August 23, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: 'Five Star' Novelist Tash Aw Explores Human Side of New Asian Dream

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"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China. It seems to me that the American Dream is meeting its first serious challenger," says the acclaimed author of Five Star Billionaire.