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Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

America's Time magazine has just named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. But who would be the most prominent Asian of 2011?

Video: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Discuss 'The Lady,' Aung San Suu Kyi

L to R: Ang Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and Luc Besson at Asia Society's screening of
Arts

Speaking at Asia Society New York, actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson offer a candid view of what it's like to put the life of one of the best-known women in the world onscreen.

Photo of the Day: Holy Lake in Tibet

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Yamzhog Yumco lake is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, located 150km south of Lhasa where the Himalayan and Kangdese Ranges meet. Photo taken on August 12, 2010. (National Capital Commission /Flickr)

Wall Street Journal Stokes Anticipation for Asia Society Museum's Sarah Sze Exhibit

Installation view of
Arts

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition received a high-profile blast of publicity over the weekend with a preview of Sarah Sze: Infinite Line in the Wall Street Journal.

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Locally developed character Baji in
Education

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street.

Photo of the Day: Monks by a Waterfall

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Cambodian monks getting their feet wet at the headwaters of the Siem Reap River at Phnom Kulen on October 19, 2011. (Jarrod Brown)

History Lessons From Karbala

Pakistani Shiite Muslim mourners offer noon prayers during an Ashura procession in Karachi on December 6, 2011, on the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram, to mark the martyrdom of seventh century saint Imam Hussain. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The idea of defiance against tyranny and oppression owes a great deal to Hussain ibne Ali, the hero of the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

Photos: Michelle Yeoh Transforms Into Aung San Suu Kyi, 'The Lady'

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in
Arts

Photos from Michelle Yeoh's new movie, The Lady, show her striking resemblance to the icon she plays, Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Photo of the Day: The Venice of Hong Kong

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Garbage collectors in Tai O, dubbed the "Venice of Hong Kong" on Lantau Island, Hong Kong on December 9. 2011. (James Handlon /Flickr)

Video/Tweets: Fire Kills 89 in India, Hospital Accused of Abandoning Patients

Rescue workers evacuate a woman after a fire engulfed a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on December 9, 2011. (Strdel/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Government officials have accused a privately-owned hospital in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, of abandoning its patients after a blaze ripped through the hospital early Friday morning, killing 89 people.