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

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a
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UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

On a Day for Languages, Discovering, Celebrating, and Saving Our Mother Tongues

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On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.

On Feb. 21, Bangladeshis Have Good Cause to Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

A Bangladeshi art student paints on a wall in front of the Shahid Minar in preparation for Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day in Dhaka on Feb. 20, 2012. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
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This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.