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Photo of the Day: A Pre-Match Massage in Pakistan's Punjab

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A Pakistani wrestler or 'Pahalwan', receives massage treatment after a match at a wrestling pit in Lahore, Pakistan on October 10, 2010.

Happy Hangul Day!

Spectators gather at a statue of King Sejong in Seoul after a ceremony marking the 563rd anniversary of the creation of the Korean alphabet on October 9, 2009.(PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

October 9 commemorates the invention of the Korean alphabet in 1446.

Asia Society Experts Featured in New PBS Series on World Art

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai is featured on the new PBS program <i>Art Through Time: A Global View</i>.
Arts

TV series that looks at works of art from around the world and explores ways people throughout history have visually articulated their basic political, spiritual, and social values.

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing.

Photo of the Day: Guarding History in Afghanistan

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A guard stands at the Qadamghah Shrine October 7, 2010 of Kabul's Saghi District, Afghanistan.

Asia's Prestigious Film Festival Opens

Tourists visit PIFF Plaza, a venue of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) October 7, 2010 in Busan, South Korea. The festival showcases 307 films from 67 countries and runs from October 7-15. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Arts

The fifteenth Pusan International Film Festival opened on Thursday night in Busan, a city in southeast Korea.

Photo of the Day: Why So Serious, Iranians?

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Iranian men with faces painted in the colours of their national flag attend their national team's friendly football match against Brazil in Abu Dhabi on October 7, 2010

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Korea's Kimchi Crisis

South Korean traders deliver cabbages, the basic ingredient to make kimchi, to clients at a market in Seoul on October 5, 2010. Bad weather this year has caused a serious cabbage shortage and a price spike, prompting South Korea to temporarily eliminate import duties on some vegetables. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

South Koreans, pioneers in the art of kimchi-making, are in a pickle these days.