From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.
Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."
As harsh winters and widespread overgrazing take their toll on Mongolia's nomadic pastoral herders, photographer Taylor Weidman joins them on the road to capture a threatened way of life.
A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)
A young girl smiles as her grandmother braids her hair in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (kari_1981/Flickr)
A horse rider enjoying a ride in the open air in Govi-Altay, Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Kartik Anand/Flickr)
Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.
In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)
The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.
"Gender relations start early," comments Jeremy Weate on his photo of two young children playing in Mongolia on November 6, 2011. (Jeremy Weate /Flickr)
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