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Reflecting on North Korea’s Political Transition, One Month On

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on January 12, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting the planned construction site for the Pyongyang Folk Park, undertaken by Korean People's Army service personnels in Pyongyang. (KNS/KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Perhaps what is most clear about North Korea’s future is that it remains murky, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Waiting for a Bus in Tibet

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In Tibet, two herdsman wait for a bus, which arrives only once a day on January 19, 2012. (Hsin-Chan Chien /Flickr)

Video: Revisiting South Korean Thoughts on the Death of Kim Jong Il

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The Asia Society South Korea Center asked South Koreans what their thoughts were on the future of the Korean peninsula after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Experts Weigh in on Memogate and the Possibility of a Coup in Pakistan

Pakistani security personnel stand guard outside the Supreme Court building during a hearing in Islamabad on Jan. 19, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Memogate scandal that broke in October 2011 led to resignations, increased anti-Americanism, and now... a potential coup in Pakistan?

Photo (and Video!) of the Day: The Ultimate Handlebar Moustache

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Check out this photo and clip from a documentary about the culture of beards and moustaches in India. (William Hartley /Flickr)

Interview: China Photographer Sean Gallagher Discusses Threat to Pandas [Photos]

Pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China live in climate-controlled enclosures.  (Sean Gallagher)
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As giant pandas "Chubby" and "Happy" settle into their new home at a French zoo, China environmental photographer Sean Gallagher discusses their endangered status and shares photos of their old home in Chengdu, China.

Photo of the Day: Cold Grips North India

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A relentless cold wave is sweeping through North India as the death toll rises to 165. Temperatures have plunged to as low as - 12.4 ° Celsius or - 26.4 Fahrenheit. Tom Carter)

Where in Asia? Take Our Satellite Imagery Test

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We've chosen 20 satellite images of interesting landmarks throughout the Asia-Pacific region. How many can you name?

Just How Deep Do Myanmar's Changes Run?

Aung San Suu Kyi (C) registers to run as a candidate in upcoming by-elections at the Thanlyin township election commission office on the outskirts of Yangon on Jan. 18, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Despite a stunning series of developments in recent weeks, some informed Burma watchers are counseling skepticism.

Photo of the Day: Filipino Fiesta

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Nearly 400 performers and 12,000 spectators celebrated the Santo Niño (Child Christ) at the Sinulog Grand Parade, a week-long cultural festival, in Cebu, Philippines on January 15, 2012. (Jun Pinili /Flickr)