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Kashmir's Desperate Housewives

Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during the funeral procession of 19-year old Syed Farrukh Bukhari in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, on August 11, 2010. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Women in Indian-administered Kashmir are risking their lives by protesting police, shouting slogans of freedom from India.

Australian Election Cliffhanger

A combination photo shows Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. (Getty Images)
Policy In a few hours the voters of Australia will decide their next government and leader. And, according to opinion polls, it could be a cliffhanger.

Photo of the Day: Filipino 'Avatars' Promote Motor Show

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Performers dressed as characters of Hollywood award-winning director James Cameron's film 'Avatar' walk past a visitor prior to a performance during the opening of the 3rd Philippine International Motor Show in Manila on August 19, 2010.

A Mobile Appeal for Pakistan's Flood Victims

L to R: USAID's Dr. Rajiv Shah, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. (Else Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods.

North Korea Lashes Out on YouTube and Twitter

Policy North Korea decides to use youtube and twitter as platforms for propaganda.

Photo of the Day: Youth Olympics 2010

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Competitors jump the water during the Girls 2000m Steeplechase on day four of the Youth Olympics at Bishan Stadium on August 18, 2010 in Singapore.

Pakistan Flood Response Event at Asia Society

A boy rests at a new camp that opened on Aug. 14, 2010 for flood victims in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Lifestyle International figures gather at the Asia Society in New York for a discussion on solutions following the devastating floods in Pakistan.

Water: Asia's Next Challenge

Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
Policy With projections of 75 per cent of the world struggling for water by 2050, and Asia's booming population, the next big challenge for Asia is the supply of fresh water.

Photo of the Day: Snakes on a Face

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An Indian snake charmer poses with what he claims to be a "Chandrabor" (Russell's viper) snake at a snake fair at Khadaitala, a town near Kolkata on August 17, 2010.

China Takes Japan's Place as World's Second Largest Economy

China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.