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Photo of the Day: Women and Children First, and Then...

South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.
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South Korean police check a puppy sitting in an animal lover's bag before departing Yeonpyeong Island on November 29, 2010, where animals were abandoned when residents were evacuated last week following North Korea's deadly bombardment.

The 2010 APEC Summit: Success or Failure?

Dressed in coordinating designer shirts, APEC leaders smile for photographs on November 14, 2009. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy "Seeking Prosperity After Crisis" - Asia Society hosts its tenth consecutive event to discuss the annual APEC Summit.

Photo of the Day: Head Over Heels at the Asian Games

Sho Sakai of Japan during the men's 10m platform diving final at the Asian Games, Nov 26, 2010.
Lifestyle Sho Sakai of Japan during the men's 10m platform diving final at the Asian Games, Nov 26, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Bridge to Nowhere

Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.
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Originally bombed by the US in 1950, the bridge was eventually dismantled by North Korea from its side shortly after the Korean War armistice.

Why Did North Korea Do It?

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Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

Beijing Air 'Crazy Bad'

From L to R: Beijing air on June 19, 2009 and on June 22, 2009. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy the air quality index in Beijing sometimes goes above 500

Photo of the Day: Prayers in Cambodia

Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.
Lifestyle Cambodian Buddhist monks gather to pray for victims of the stampede in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh on November 23, 2010.

North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

Photo taken by a South Korean tourist shows plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells, Nov 23, 2010., killing two people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy An attack by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea, killed two South Korean soldiers and wounded at least 14 others.

Photo of the Day: High-speed Grilling

Motorists pass by thousands of residents grilling fish along a highway in Buluan town, Maguindanao province
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Motorists pass by thousands of residents grilling fish along a highway in Buluan town, Maguindanao province