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Weekly Rewind: Beijing 2022, Balloon-Based Internet in Sri Lanka, and the World's Weirdest Border Dispute

Chinese people wearing traditional costumes gather to celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern China's Hebei province on July 31, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Cherry blossoms are seen on the Keage Incline in Kyoto, Japan on April 6, 2015. (Terao Kaionin/Flickr)
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Cherry blossoms are seen on the Keage Incline in Kyoto, Japan on April 6, 2015. (Terao Kaionin/Flickr) 

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power. 

Photo of the Day: Street Life in Vietnam

A vendor takes a seat by his bicycle in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 10, 2015. (Minh Quan Tran/Flickr)
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A vendor takes a seat by his bicycle in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 10, 2015. (Minh Quan Tran/Flickr) 

Weekly Rewind: Welcome to Astana, Pakistan's New Official Language, and the Islands of Kagoshima

The view from the Presidential Palace in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Rice Field in Vietnam

People are seen working in rice fields in Sapa, Vietnam on April 20, 2015. (Antonio Cinotti/Flickr)
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People are seen working in rice fields in Sapa, Vietnam on April 20, 2015. (Antonio Cinotti/Flickr)

Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
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Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

Photo of the Day: Clear Blue Waters in Maldives

An underwater photo of Fihalhohi island and surrounding lagoons in the Maldives on May 25, 2015. (m2onen/Flickr)
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An underwater photo of Fihalhohi island and surrounding lagoons in the Maldivs on May 25, 2015. (m2onen/Flickr)

#TBT: Chinese President Jiang Zemin Meets Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller in 1995

(L to R) Jiang Zemin, Henry Kissinger, and David Rockefeller meet at a 1995 Asia Society conference in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When a 1995 Asia Society conference brought three political and corporate titans together.

Photo of the Day: A Crumbling Castle in Afghanistan

A view of a castle ruins in the mountains in Afghanistan on April 8, 2015. (Josh Zakary/Flickr)
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A view of a castle ruins in the mountains in Bamian, Afghanistan on April 8, 2015. (Josh Zakary/Flickr)