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Photo of the Day: Hypnotic Curves in Singapore

Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)
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Concentric lines of a massive building create hypnotic patterns in Singapore on March 12, 2015. (Jiew Peng Lim/Flickr)

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Evan Osnos Profiles China's 'Most Powerful Authoritarian Leader Since Mao'

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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A profile in this week's New Yorker depicts how Xi Jinping sprang from a revolutionary pedigree and went from a series of unremarkable government posts to becoming a bold hardline president.

Photo of the Day: Sparks Fly in India

A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Video: Blaine Harden Discusses Retractions by North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk

North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (R) and author Blaine Harden (L) meet with former President George W. Bush in 2013. (Flickr/Freddy Ford)
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The author of Escape from Camp 14 addresses recent revelations that the North Korean defector depicted in his book lied about some details of his story.

Photo of the Day: Waves of Sand in the Philippines

Waves of white sand embody the wonders of nature in Bohol, the Philippines on March 9, 2015. (Ilya/Flickr)
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Waves of white sand embody the wonders of nature in Bohol, the Philippines on March 9, 2015. (Ilya/Flickr)

Interview: In Yangon, Photographer Andrew Rowat Finds a 'Future Yet Unwritten'

Yangon's Sule Pagoda at dusk as seen from Trader's Hotel (now the
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In his new project Collision Yangon, lensman Andrew Rowat captures Myanmar's transition through its now-vulnerable architectural heritage.

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes in Bangladesh

A toddler looks up at a vibrantly painted mural in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 10, 2015. (Zamil Ul Hasan/Flickr)
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A toddler looks up at a vibrantly painted mural in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 10, 2015. (Zamil Ul Hasan/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: An Armed Tour Bus in Karachi, China's 'Magic Bunny,' and the Private Side of Lee Kuan Yew

A family pays tribute at Tanjong Pagar Community Club in Singapore following the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 23, 2015. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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Our latest roundup of some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia you may have missed in the past seven days.