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Interview: MSF Doctor on Afghanistan's Steep Challenges to Women's Health

Bamiyan, 2009: An Afghan midwife helps a mother nurse her newborn baby at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. Photo featured in the ART WORKS exhibition
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Severine Caluwaerts of Médecins Sans Frontières explains why women's health is such an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Photo of the Day: Three Natural Bridges in China

The Tianlong Bridge is just one of three majestic natural bridges in Wulong, China. (llee_wu/Flickr)
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The Tianlong Bridge is just one of three majestic natural bridges in Wulong, China. (llee_wu/Flickr)

Photos/Interview: Arresting Images Capture Afghan Women 'Between Peace and War'

Kabul, 2002: Switan, age ten, looks into the window of the Herat restaurant. She gazes at people eating with the hopes of getting leftovers and makes 50,000 to 70,000 Afghani ($2.50 U.S.) per day begging from foreigners. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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A powerful traveling photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan. Related panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

Photo of the Day: Praying in Solitude in Myanmar

A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)
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A monk pauses for a moment of prayer in Myanmar on September 7, 2013. (East.Lucky/Flickr)

Video: Highlights of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Asia Society Appearance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Excerpts from Dr. Hassan Rouhani's appearance at an Asia Society event in New York City, on a wide range of topics from nuclear talks with the U.S. to his most recent reading choices.

Looking for Signs of 'Real Change' as a New Iranian Leader Visits New York

Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani (C) arrives with his entourage for an Asia Society event in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Asia Society Executive VP Tom Nagorski on the change in mood of U.S.-Iran relations.

Photos/Interview: 'Grandmother Power' and the Challenges of an Aging Asia

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With the right infrastructure and the right attitude, says Carolyn Buck-Luce, societies can find benefits in a healthy older population. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 30.

Iranian President's Asia Society Appearance As Reported Around the Globe

L to R: President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haas, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's talk and discussion at an Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations event garnered headlines around the globe as he touched on topics ranging from nuclear talks to freeing prisoners.

Photo of the Day: Pensive in Vietnam

A pensive woman takes a break in Vietnam on September 5, 2013. (Francois Le Minh/Flickr)

A pensive woman takes a break in Vietnam on September 5, 2013. (Francois Le Minh/Flickr)

Complete Text of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Address to Asia Society

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Click to read the complete English translation of the speech given by Dr. Hassan Rouhani, president of of Iran, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.