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Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters Sasha (L), Malia (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for photographers in Beijing's Forbidden City on March 21, 2014.
Lifestyle

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama's goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of the First Lady's itinerary to date.

Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.

Photos/Video: Celebrating Chinese New Year's Eve in a Historic Village in China

Bishan village, in Anhui, China, after the first round of firecrackers,on January 30, 2014. (Sun Yunfan)

Experience the sights and sounds of Bishan, a rural village in China's Anhui province, on January 30, the eve of the Year of the Horse.

China's Mass Migration Home for Lunar New Year in Pictures

Passengers prepare to board the trains that will eventually take them home for the Spring Festival on January 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.

Photos: See How Eight Asian Nations Are Gearing Up for Lunar New Year

Penguins waddle into Lunar New Year festivities at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing adorned with the character for
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As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.

Look: Asia-Pacific Flags Made From Country-Appropriate Foods

The Indian flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!

From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

24 Rare 1960s and 70s Photos From Iran's Official Tourism Office

A tea-house in 1970s Tehran.
Lifestyle

We sorted through several boxes of official tourism slides taken in Iran during the 1960s and 70s — and we've reproduced two dozen of our favorites in this gallery.

Photos of the Day: Nelson Mandela in Asia

Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing, China on December 6, 2013. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.

Photos: A Call to 'Be Subversive' at Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong

Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, delivers the keynote address at the Arts & Museum Summit at Asia Society in Hong Kong on November 22, 2013. (Nick Mak/Asia Society)
Arts

Glenn Lowry, director of New York's Museum of Modern Art, and other museum leaders gather at the inaugural two-day Asia Society event on the museum of the future.