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Photo of the Day: Salt Ponds in Cambodia

A worker laboriously harvests salt from the salt ponds near Kampot, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
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A worker laboriously harvests salt from the salt ponds near Kampot, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)

Photos: 'Bishan Project' Aims to Reinvent, Yet Preserve, China's Rural Identity

Wang Shuochang and his wife Shu Juzhen having lunch at home. (Sun Yunfan)
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Grantees of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Sun Yunfan and Leah Thompson use up-to-the-minute technology to document the changes facing a traditional Chinese village in an era of urbanization and globalization.

Photo of the Day: Rock Formations in the Philippines

A heavy mist rolls over the cold beauty of rock formations in  San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines on January 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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A heavy mist rolls over the cold beauty of rock formations in San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines on January 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Interview: Chinese Minority Cultures 'Pop Up' to Life in Vibrant Artist's Books

This spread from visual artist Colette Fu's new pop-up book
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In her remarkable new pop-up book, visual artist Colette Fu re-imagines the vibrant cultures of ethnic minorities in China's Yunnan Province.

Photo of the Day: Savory Sides in China

A busy vendor stacks side dishes for hungry customers at an outdoor street market in Shanghai, China on December 1, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/ Flickr)
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A busy vendor stacks side dishes for hungry customers at an outdoor street market in Shanghai, China on December 1, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Flickr)

Interview: In Typhoon Disaster Zone, Reporter Says Filipinos Will 'Soldier On'

Damage from Typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte, November 22, 2013. (Eric Jankstrom)

A New York-based Filipino journalist describes what it was like to interview her countrymen in the wake of the worst typhoon ever to hit the Philippines.

Interview: Curtis S. Chin Explains What to Expect from a China-Led APEC Summit

Leaders of the 21 APEC nations at the 2013 APEC summit in Bali, Indonesia in October 2013. (National Center for APEC)
Policy

Ahead of Asia Society's annual APEC briefing on Jan. 14, the veteran U.S. liaison to Asia's business community argues that too often, "summits of many kinds, APEC or otherwise, are short on significant, substantive success."

Photo of the Day: Majestic Mountains in Nepal

Himalayan peaks tower over a Mt. Everest base camp at Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal on January 13, 2014.
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Himalayan peaks tower over a Mt. Everest base camp at Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal on January 13, 2014. (pat_ong/Flickr)

Interview: Iranian American Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Acts to Defy Typecasting

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo at Asia Society New York in 2013.
Arts

The Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress reminisces about growing up in Iran, defends her work in the show "24" and enthuses about her role in Jon Stewart's upcoming directorial debut.

Photo of the Day: Dazzling Beads in Hong Kong

A market street full of glittering jewelry stalls awaits customers in Hong Kong on January 1, 2014. (Luca Mascaro/ Flickr)
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A market street full of glittering jewelry stalls awaits customers in Hong Kong on January 1, 2014. (Luca Mascaro/ Flickr)