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Photo of the Day: A Misty Morning in India

Scenic Kaziranga shrouded in mist in Assam, India on March 5, 2013. (Roon Bhuyan)
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Scenic Kaziranga shrouded in mist in Assam, India on March 5, 2013. (Roon Bhuyan)

To Be 'All In' on Asia, US Must Manage Crises and Leverage New Opportunities

Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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With confirmation that the United States is serious about its "rebalancing toward Asia," Matt Stumpf offers ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.

Donilon: US Not 'Containing China' or Dictating Terms With Asia Rebalance

United States National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Photo of the Day: Vibrant Reflections in Singapore

Bright, orange-topped pagodas are reflected in the calm waters of Chinese Garden in Jurong East, Singapore on March 9, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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Bright, orange-topped pagodas are reflected in the calm waters of Chinese Garden in Jurong East, Singapore on March 9, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Book Excerpt: How Japan's 'National Nightmare' Became Part of Normal Politics

John Dicola (R) of the U.S. Navy assists in removing debris during a cleanup effort at the Misawa Fishing Port in Japan on March 14, 2011. Photo by Devon Dow. (Flickr/U.S. Pacific Fleet)
Policy

Did the 3/11 quake, tsunami, and meltdown — "a triple catastrophe with no precedent," as MIT's Richard Samuels writes in his new book — lead to any fundamental change in how Japan is run?

Photo of the Day: Commemorating in Silence in Japan

Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos Show Japanese Town's Slow, Creeping Decline Months After Fukushima

Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan. (Toshiya Watanabe)
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Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on the northeast shores of Japan.

Photos: Kurdish Hills and Komodo Dragons All in a Day's Work for Kiwi Photographer

Iran’s Palangan village, in the mountainous borderlands near Iraq. This photo was selected as an
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New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple, whose photo was selected as an editor's choice in the National Geographic Photo Contest, discusses his experiences photographing all over the world.

Myanmar Rises to Challenge of Environmental Conservation

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River, January 2013. (Flickr/Francisco Anzola)
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Growing environmental awareness in Myanmar is an encouraging development in one of the world's few remaining pristine ecosystems, says the former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy there.

Photo of the Day: Raking Salt in India

Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)