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Weekly Rewind: Planet Tajikistan, The First 'Smart Nation,' and Thailand's Museum of Corruption

Indonesian firefighters work to extinguish a peatland fire in South Sumatra on September 11, 2015. (Abdul Qodir/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.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Photos: From Fujisan to Iran, UNESCO Names Eight New Heritage Sites in Asia

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a

UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

Photos: Kyrgyz People Cling to Tradition in Forbidding Corner of Northern Afghanistan

A sheep herd leaving camp early in the morning in the remote Pamir plateau, in northeastern Afghanistan. Shepherds often carry guns, as wolf attacks on livestock are not uncommon. (Matthieu Paley)

Photographer Matthieu Paley spent more than a decade photographing the Afghan Kyrgyz people, who live in one of the world's most remote and inhospitable areas.

Photo of the Day: Majestic Mountains in Tajikistan

A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)

A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)