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Photo of the Day: Celestial Swirls Over the Great Wall

Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)
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Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)

Photos: Activist Swims with Sharks (and Models) to Expose Overfishing, Habitat Loss

Underwater model Hannah Fraser poses in long flowing fabrics with a magnificent whale shark in Oslob, Philippines in November 2012. (Shawn Heinrichs/Blue Sphere Media)
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Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs seeks to combine powerful stories with captivating images to reach millions and mobilize them to action.

Photo of the Day: Parked Under the Shade in India

A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)
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A white car sits stationary by the water in Kerala, India on January 24, 2013. (julien mrt/Flickr)

Photos: Lahore Christians Put Local Spin on Holiday Rituals

An elderly woman singing along with a Christmas carol at Dhala United Methodist Church, Lahore, Pakistan in December 2011. (Nushmia Khan)
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Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a sometimes embattled religious minority.

Photo of the Day: A Lonely Gate in Japan

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

The vibrant red Torii gate stands alone in the water in Miyajima, Japan on January 23, 2013. (PatH3220/Flickr)

Interview: How Social Media Helped Imran Khan Dominate Our Year-End Poll

This image uploaded to an Imran Khan Facebook page helped the Pakistani politician run away with Asia Society's 'Asia's Person of the Year' reader poll.
Policy

"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Photo of the Day: Winging it Over the Strait of Malacca

Ships can be seen gliding on the water from an airplane window flying over the Strait of Malacca on January 21, 2013. (leogaggl/Flickr)
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Ships can be seen gliding on the water from an airplane window flying over the Strait of Malacca on January 21, 2013. (leogaggl/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Great Convergence' by Kishore Mahbubani

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In an excerpt from his latest book, former diplomat and expert Kishore Mahbubani assesses the rise of the middle class in Asia. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Photo of the Day: Splashes of Color at the Night Market in Singapore

Colorful knickknacks line the stall of a night market in Singapore on January 18, 2013. (kodomut/Flickr)
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Colorful knickknacks line the stall of a night market in Singapore on January 18, 2013. (kodomut/Flickr)

Videos: Will Xi Jinping Differ From His Predecessors?

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, walks past then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, right, after the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party in November 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political scientist Andrew Nathan discusses newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s relationship to his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, the likelihood of political reform under Xi.