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Photo of the Day: Beautiful Bells in Myanmar

An assortment of intricately decorated bells hang in a souvenir shop in Bagan, Myanmar on May 6, 2015. (Alex Mueller/Flickr)
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An assortment of intricately decorated bells hang in a souvenir shop in Bagan, Myanmar on May 6, 2015. (Alex Mueller/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition' by Nisid Hajari

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Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.

Photo of the Day: A Young Soccer Player In India

A little boy photographed in the midst of playing soccer in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/flickr)
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A little boy photographed in the midst of playing soccer in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/flickr)

Interview: New York's Nisha Agarwal on Why Being Pro-Immigrant Make Cities Stronger

Nisha Agarwal speaks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces her appointment as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on Friday, February 28, 2014. (Ed Reed/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
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The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."

Interview: Kevin Kwan on World of 'Insane Fortunes' in New Novel 'China Rich Girlfriend'

Author Kevin Kwan. (Kevin Kwan)
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In a Q&A, author Kevin Kwan previewed his upcoming novel 'China Rich Girlfriend.' In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 16, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Lush Green Peaks in New Zealand

Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)
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Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr) 

Weekly Rewind: A 400-Year-Old Royal Curse, Pyongyang Bling, Godzilla in Tokyo

People take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2015, to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Photo of the Day: Under the Red Umbrella in Japan

A close-up of the inside of a red umbrella made of paper in Narita, Japan on May 22, 2015. (drufisher/Flickr)
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A close-up of the inside of a red umbrella made of paper in Narita, Japan on May 22, 2015. (drufisher/Flickr)

#TBT: I. M. Pei Wearing His Iconic Eyeglasses at New York's Waldorf Astoria in 2004

Eileen and I. M. Pei at a New York Annual Dinner (Elsa Ruiz)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: I. M. Pei and his wife Eileen at the Asia Society Annual Dinner in 2004.

Photo of the Day: Royal Hues at Dusk in Maldives

The setting sun casts purple and gold hues across the sky in Maldives on May 2, 2015. (michibanban/Flickr)
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The setting sun casts purple and gold hues across the sky in Maldives on May 2, 2015. (michibanban/Flickr)