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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.

#TBT: Sri Lankan Dance Troupe 'Snakes' Its Way Through America in 1958

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon National Dancers. (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: one of Asia Society's earliest cultural performances.

Photo of the Day: Perched On a Pole and Fishing in Sri Lanka

Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)
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Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Guards of the Ruins in Sri Lanka

Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)
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Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Offers Greater Hope for 'Truth and Justice'

A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds a photo of her son, who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan civil war, at a human rights protest festival on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues.

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Upset Builds Expectations for Rule of Law

 Newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on January 10, 2015, leading with headlines about Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena. (Akruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan legal expert says it's time to reestablish individual rights and checks on power.

Photo of the Day: Billowing Clouds in Sri Lanka

Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)
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Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Rowing on a River in Sri Lanka

A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)
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A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)