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Photo of the Day: Ominous Flames in Turkmenistan

Dubbed
Multimedia

Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)

US Needs More Exchanges to Compete With China Making Inroads Worldwide

People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping (2L) and wife Peng Liyuan (L) pose with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2R) and his wife Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Oct. 2, 2013. President Xi was in Indonesia for two days to discuss bilateral trade with the Indonesian president. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

China's economic agreements and aggressive marketing of itself should not be seen as a threat to America, writes a former U.S. State Department official, but a challenge.

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
Arts

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

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
Multimedia

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.

Photo of the Day: Forbidden Zone in Turkmenistan

Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
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Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Horse and Rider in Turkmenistan

A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Market Day in Turkmenistan

A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2011. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2012. (Kerri_Jo/Flickr)

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Sue Anne Tay Captures Kyrgyzstan's Bustling Bazaars

A Kyrgyz fur hat seller adjusts his headgear as he poses for a portrait. (Sue Anne Tay)
Multimedia

Kyrgyzstan’s open-air markets, claims photographer Sue Anne Tay, are the truest reflection of its culture, cuisine and social dynamics.

Explainer: How Iranians Will Welcome the Year 1391

A traditional Nowruz display known as the Seven S’s, or Haft Seen. (Ehsan Khakbaz/Flickr)
Lifestyle

While the world plays with the possibility of war with Iran, Iranians worldwide are preparing to celebrate their New Year’s festival, Nowruz, with flowers, food, family — and a goldfish, too.