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Photos: Pomp and Circumstance Greet China's Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan in Africa

China's First Lady, Peng Liyuan (L), and her Tanzanian counterpart Salma Kikwete (R) on a joint visit to the Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundation (WAMA) offices in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on March 25, 2013. (John Lukuwi/AFP/Getty Images)
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In pictures: how China's President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan got the red-carpet treatment on their three-country tour of Africa.

Photo of the Day: Waiting to Launch a Rocket in Kazakhstan

A Russian security guard is seen walking along the train tracks with the Soyuz rocket in the background at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 26, 2013. (nasa hq photo/Flickr)
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A Russian security guard is seen walking along the train tracks with the Soyuz rocket in the background at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 26, 2013. (nasa hq photo/Flickr))

Video: Watch Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young

Chef Simpson Wong's Lobster Egg Foo Young, named one of the top eight dishes by The New York Times in 2012. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

The first batch of
Lifestyle

The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.

Photos of the Day: Celebrating the Festival of Colors with a Splash

People celebrate Holi with colored powders at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India on March 26, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Dusted with shocking pink, vibrant green, opulent purple and every other color under the sun, people in Asia take to the streets to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors in March 2013.

'Singaporean Fairytale' Fertility Website Not So Magical for Some Critics

Rather than doing her duty and having babies, the rogue Alice spends all her money on neck tattoos, convertibles, vanity plates, and YOLO (
Policy

A website using animations and short poems to encourage Singaporeans to produce more babies invites scorn and mockery on the web.

Photo of the Day: The Rugged Rocks of Pakistan

A meandering stream weaves its way through the mountains of Baltistan, Pakistan on March 25, 2013. (norbakshi world/Flickr)
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A meandering stream weaves its way through the mountains of Baltistan, Pakistan on March 25, 2013. (norbakshi world/Flickr)

Photos: Kyrgyz People Cling to Tradition in Forbidding Corner of Northern Afghanistan

A sheep herd leaving camp early in the morning in the remote Pamir plateau, in northeastern Afghanistan. Shepherds often carry guns, as wolf attacks on livestock are not uncommon. (Matthieu Paley)
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Photographer Matthieu Paley spent more than a decade photographing the Afghan Kyrgyz people, who live in one of the world's most remote and inhospitable areas.

Video: Experts on China's Economy 'Brawl' Before Upcoming Asia Society Talk

Jim Chanos (L) and Stephen Roach (R), appearing in person at Asia Society New York on March 27, 2013.
Business

Economists Jim Chanos and Stephen Roach, who will be speaking at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, agree to disagree over where the Chinese economy is headed.

Photo of the Day: A Colorful Reflection in China

Multicolored lights paint the waters of Shanghai, China on March 24, 2013. (serg_ulixes/Flickr)
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Multicolored lights paint the waters of Shanghai, China on March 24, 2013. (serg_ulixes/Flickr)