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Photos: Michelle Yeoh Transforms Into Aung San Suu Kyi, 'The Lady'

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in
Arts

Photos from Michelle Yeoh's new movie, The Lady, show her striking resemblance to the icon she plays, Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Photo of the Day: The Venice of Hong Kong

Multimedia

Garbage collectors in Tai O, dubbed the "Venice of Hong Kong" on Lantau Island, Hong Kong on December 9. 2011. (James Handlon /Flickr)

Video/Tweets: Fire Kills 89 in India, Hospital Accused of Abandoning Patients

Rescue workers evacuate a woman after a fire engulfed a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on December 9, 2011. (Strdel/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Government officials have accused a privately-owned hospital in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, of abandoning its patients after a blaze ripped through the hospital early Friday morning, killing 89 people.

Photo of the Day: The Top of the World

Multimedia

The summits of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Makalua on December 8, 2011. (Ivan Borisov /Flickr)

Interview: Ambassador Hossein Mousavian on Iran, Washington and the Middle East

Iran's Ambassador Hossein Mousavian (L) and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering (R), appearing at Asia Society New York on Dec. 13, 2011.
Policy

The former Iranian diplomat discusses his country's relations with America, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Pollution Has Residents Breathless in Beijing

A truck containing used plastic bottles travels along a highway covered in haze in Beijing on December 5, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Air pollution in Beijing is nothing new. But this week international media has been reporting that the thick smog hanging over China's capital actually appears to be getting worse.

Survey: Hong Kong Slightly Cheaper, But Still One of Asia's 10 Most Expensive Cities

Hong Kong harbor. (Roger Wagner/Flickr)
Business

Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore have overtaken Hong Kong among the 10 most expensive places in Asia, according to a survey just published by ECA International for the year 2011.

Photo of the Day: Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and sailors aboard USS Pearl Harbor stand in formation during a 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor here Dec. 7. (Cpl. Tommy Huynh/U.S. Marine Corps/Flickr)
Multimedia

Some days have profoundly changed the world. December 7, 1941, is one of them. The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces brought the United States into World War II. The conflict was the bloodiest war in history and a tragedy for all humankind. But it was also a turning point in history.

Michelle Yeoh is 'The Lady': Actress Brings Aung San Suu Kyi’s Story to Screen

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady (2011). (Cohen Media Group)
Arts

It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San Suu Kyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and Suu Kyi share a startling physical resemblance.

Photos: Protests in Nepal Over Genetically Engineered Seeds

Lifestyle

Writer and photographer Kashish Das Shrestha shares his photos of anti-Monsanto protests and the agricultural landscapes in Nepal.