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Photo of the Day: Observing the New Moon for Ramadan in Indonesia

In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian boys and men await the sighting of the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta on July 8, 2013. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
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In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian children and men await the sighting of the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta on July 8, 2013 .

Photos: 10 Asian Desserts for Scorching Summer Days

Almond jelly, above, uses blanched apricot kernels sometimes called
Food & RecipesMultimedia

From Awayuki to Zeera Pani and more — ten delicious dessert recipes from the AsiaSociety.org recipe archives to help make summer's heat more bearable.

Photo of the Day: Prayers Amongst the Trees in Mongolia

Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp/Flickr)
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Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp /Flickr)

Photos: Meet Some of Asia's Latest and Greatest Additions to the Animal Kingdom

The Cambodian Tailorbird, recently discovered hanging out in Phnom Penh. (James Eaton/Birdtour Asia)

"Welcome to Earth!" From Cambodia to the Philippines, meet some of Asia's most recently discovered animal, bird, and insect species.

Photo of the Day: Elegance in Thailand

A woman dressed in sparkling finery attends a parade in Pattaya, Thailand on June 19, 2013. (C C/Flickr)
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A woman dressed in sparkling finery attends a parade in Pattaya, Thailand on June 19, 2013. (C C/Flickr)

Interview: Michaela Haas Showcases Women Pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism

Lifestyle

Dakini Power author Michaela Haas shares her perspectives on the state of women in Tibetan Buddhism today.

Photo of the Day: Enjoying a Sunny Day in Cambodia

A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. (Jerry Donhal/Flickr)
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A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. (Jerry Donhal/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: Orville Schell and John Delury on China's Path to 'Rejuvenation'

Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) by Orville Schell (top) and John Delury.
Policy

The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century later this month.

Photo of the Day: Mending a Fishing Net in Laos

A village chief mends his fishing net in Ban Pong Song, Laos on June 5, 2013. (Steel Wool/Flickr)
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A village chief mends his fishing net in Ban Pong Song, Laos on June 5, 2013. (Steel Wool/Flickr)

Interview: RISD President John Maeda Bridges Cultures and Disciplines

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda. (Jon Kamen)
Education

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda talks about what growing up Asian American taught him, being the "bridge" between disparate disciplines, and Twitter as his public diary.