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Photo of the Day: Traveling Tent Cinema, India

Multimedia

Amit Madhesiya explores the 60-year-old tradition of itinerant cinema in rural India. Often accompanying religious festivals, the traveling cinema showcases a mix of regional and Bollywood films and sometimes dubbed Hollywood movies. (luccadigitalphotofest /Flickr)

Former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo Barred from Leaving Country

Former Philippines President and congresswoman Gloria Arroyo (C) arrives at the Manila International Airport in Manila on Nov. 15, 2011. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The November 15 photograph of former Philippines president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a wheelchair and neck brace at the Manila International Airport became something of a media sensation last week as Arroyo is now appealing the government's decision to not let her fly out of the country for medical reasons.

The case, the latest in a long series of Philippines dynastic political battles, pits Arroyo against the government of President Benigno Aquino III.

Memogate: Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Resigns, Twitter Reacts

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S Husain Haqqani. (Pakistan Embassy, Washington, DC)
Policy

Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani announced from his Twitter account (@husainhaqqani) this morning that he asked Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gillani to accept his resignation. The resignation has been accepted.

Photo of the Day: Bows and Purses, Mongolia

Multimedia

"Gender relations start early," comments Jeremy Weate on his photo of two young children playing in Mongolia on November 6, 2011. (Jeremy Weate /Flickr)

Photo: Obama, in Bali, Reconsiders Position on Colorful Shirts Issue

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) wearing Indonesian traditional clothes attend the gala dinner during the East Asia Summit in Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Nov. 18, 2011. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Veteran observers of the Asia Pacific scene were heartened no end this past weekend when U.S. President Barack Obama appeared at the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia looking resplendent in an embroidered Indonesian dress shirt.

Obama wore the shirt, a stylish dark green number with orange accents, to an official state dinner in Nusa Dua on Friday, November 18. He was joined by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other Asia Pacific leaders, all clad in traditional Indonesian dress shirts.

Upcoming Asia Society Sarah Sze Exhibition Previewed in New York Times

Sarah Sze, <i>Checks and Balances</i>, 2011. Stone, string, and ink on archival paper. Private collection.
Arts

Asia Society Museum's forthcoming Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, the first exhibition to focus specifically both on the artist’s work on paper and on her process, was singled out for advance mention in the New York Times "Arts Beat" section this past Friday.<

Photo of the Day: Ronaldo in Iran

Multimedia

Posters of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo for sale by the side of a road in Isfahan, Iran, November 5, 2011. (Grumbler /Flickr)

Challenges Lie Ahead for Burma/Myanmar Leadership

Burma/Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on December 8, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Drn /Getty Images)
Policy

Today marks a historic day in Burma/Myanmar but the country's leadership must be prepared to make structural changes.

The Continued Trial of Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, at Tompkins Square Park, New York, 1986
Arts

The Chinese Communist Party continues to make life difficult for the artist Ai Weiwei. Following a three-month detention earlier this year on account of "economic crimes", Ai has resumed his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government through social media outlets like Twitter and Google+.

Photo of the Day: Elephant Bath, Sri Lanka

Multimedia

A Sri Lankan man gives a bath to an elephant near Villa Ocean View hotel in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka on November 12, 2011. (Rakhitha M. Karunarathne /Flickr)