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Photo of the Day: Bird Flu Strikes Hong Kong

Bird cages hang above a man in his stall at a bird market in Hong Kong on November 18, 2010.
Lifestyle

Hong Kong scrambled to contain any outbreak of bird flu but vied to reassure the public after the teeming city recorded its first human case of the illness since 2003.

New US Blueprint for Afghanistan

Newly arrived US Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy If media reports (or leaks) are to be believed, then the Obama administration is all set to tweak its policy towards Afghanistan and unveil a plan to end U.S. combat operations by 2014.

In Houston, A Building Rises, Along with Expectations

Yoshio Taniguchi, architect of the Asia Society Texas Center's new home, at the Center grounbreaking in Houston in May 2008. (Richard J. Carson/Asia Society Texas Center)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Texas Center's new home, currently under construction in Houston's Museum District, received a major publicity boost last week with the appearance of a long preview article in the Houston Chronicle.

Photo of the Day: Dancers in Turkmenistan

Dancers kick off the annual oil and gas conference in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat
Lifestyle Turkmen dancers, wearing traditional costumes, perform to mark the opening of the annual oil and gas conference, bringing together Western energy executives and the Turkmen leadership, in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat on November 17, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating Eid in Afghanistan

An Afghan man is pictured during Eid al-Adha prayers at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on November 16, 2010.
Lifestyle An Afghan man is pictured during Eid al-Adha prayers at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on November 16, 2010.

Analysis: The Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Two days after regaining freedom from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the charismatic leader of Burma/Myanmar's opposition, lost no time jumping back into politics. Her 15-year detention kept her on the political sidelines for the country's recent elections, but Suu Kyi addressed her supporters in defiant terms just minutes after her release.

But what does her release mean? Asia Society experts weigh in on what's next for the pro-democracy icon.

Photo of the Day: In Guangzhou, Diving to Save the Game

Yu Miao of China stops the ball from reaching the boundary during the women's group pool
Lifestyle

A cricket match against China at the Guanggong cricket stadium in Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games on November 15, 2010.

Lightning Strikes for Japanese 'Zen Master'

Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his <i>Lightning Field</i> series with Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu in New York on Oct. 14, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Arts Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, a recent visitor to the Asia Society, is the subject of a long piece in today's New York Times, which refers to him as a "Zen master of film photography."

The Filipino Superman

Manny Pacquiao appears at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Oct 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Lifestyle If there is a man you can compare to Superman in the Philippines, there is only one possibility: Manny Pacquiao.

Aung San Suu Kyi is Free. Now What?

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters after her release from house arrest in Yangon November 13, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After spending most of this decade and much of the 1990s locked up, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest.