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Photo of the Day: A Drop of Color in a Sky of Blue in Taiwan

A branch full of blooms set against the backdrop of mountains in Taiwan on February 14, 2013. (MaxChu/Flickr)
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A branch full of blooms set against the backdrop of mountains in Taiwan on February 14, 2013. (MaxChu/Flickr)

Photos: Across Generations, Bangladeshis Unite to Demand a Death Sentence

Protestors in the Shahbag area in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrange lit candles to form the number 71 in Bangla, signifying the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. (Naorose Bin Ali)
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After a week of protests in Bangladesh calling for the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.

Video: Yao Ming Talks Hoops, Animals and Wine in Texas

Yao Ming during his interview at Asia Society Texas Center on February 12. (Douglas Bolduc/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

Former Houston Rocket (and budding vigneron) Yao Ming makes his first visit to Asia Society Texas Center since attending the groundbreaking in 2008.

Photos: Our Favorite Lunar New Year Food Pics (So Far)

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A look at what our readers have been eating for Lunar New Year 2013 from around the world.

Listen: Experts Discuss a Strategy for Putting an End to Human Trafficking

Members of the United Nations Police Unit (UNPOL) and the National Police Force carry out a special operation targeting human trafficking in Indonesia in 2008. (United Nations Photo/flickr)
Policy

Asia Society recently hosted a phone briefing on human trafficking for its corporate members with experts from the law firm Arnold and Porter. Click the link to listen to the discussion.

Photo of the Day: One Billion Rising in Bangladesh

School girls form a human chain as they participate in a One Billion Rising rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 14, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
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School girls form a human chain as they participate in a One Billion Rising rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 14, 2013. The one-day event called for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together in a show of collective strength. The word 'billion' refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Netizens Liked Seeing Partisanship at State of the Union

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President Obama mentioned China twice during his State of the Union address, but Chinese microbloggers were more interested in partisan disagreement and North Korea.

Photo of the Day: Birds of a Feather in Singapore

A vibrant flock of flamingos congregate at a park in Singapore on February 12, 2013. (frozonfreak/Flickr)
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A vibrant flock of flamingos congregate at a park in Singapore on February 12, 2013. (frozonfreak/Flickr)

Photos: Malaysian Street Art With an Interactive Twist

Ernest Zacharevic leaving his mark with vibrant street art in George Town, Penang.
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Catherine Mar photographs the interactive street art of Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic, which transforms ordinary urban environments in Penang, Malaysia.

With Latest Nuclear Test, North Korea Chooses Guns Over Google

A North Korean soldier reacts as he patrols along the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, after the country conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Kim Jong Un's most recent provocation perpetuates North Korea's policy of favoring a military-first policy over the needs of its people.