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'Linsanity' on TIME Magazine's Cover (But Only in Asia)

February 27, 2012 edition covers of TIME magazine from (clockwise from top left) the United States, Europe, South Pacific and Asia.
Lifestyle

While the cover of TIME's new Asia edition features New York Knicks shooting star Jeremy Lin, the magazine's other editions focus on Kim Jong Un.

Photo of the Day: Bikes in China

Multimedia

A lomo-style image of some bikes leaning against a slowly decaying wall somewhere in China on February 17, 2012. (Carl Welsby /Flickr)

Looking Back at Japan's Occupation of Singapore, 70 Years On

A picture shows the four pillars of the Civilian War Memorial standing 70 metres high in Singapore. The memorial is one of Singapore's most famous landmarks built in memory of civilians killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

To this day historians bicker over what happened and why, writes Asia Society's Geoff Spencer.

6 Things the US Should Do to Spur Change in Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Yangon, Myanmar, December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society is releasing a new report today — Advancing Myanmar's Transition: A Way Forward for U.S. Policy — co-authored by Suzanne DiMaggio and Priscilla Clapp, formerly the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma.

Video: Photographer Kosuke Okahara on Japanese Women Who Cut Themselves

Multimedia

Watch a short film on Okahara's six years spent documenting Japan's serious problem of self-injury.

Interview: Bhi Bhiman on Making Roots Music for the 21st Century

Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman. (Matthew Washburn)
Arts

How the son of Sri Lankan immigrant parents learns to play guitar and ends up being compared to Randy Newman.

Photo of the Day: Long-Tail Boats in Thailand

Multimedia

Long-tail boats are docked in Ao Nang beach in Thailand's Krabi Province on February 10, 2012. (Alexander Synaptic /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Valentine's Day Kiss-Off in Thailand

Multimedia

Thai couples kiss during a competition for the 'World's Longest Continuous Kiss.' (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP/Getty Images)

On US Visit, China's Xi Jinping Will 'Only Be Able to Go So Far'

US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. is a coming-out party for the presumptive new president that will do little to address thorny issues in China-U.S. relations.

Photos: The Resource Conflict in India's Coal-Mining State

Multimedia

Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.