The Thai celebrate the Songkran festival with a splash.
Joshua Kurlantzick's "A Great Place to Have a War" examines the consequences of the agency's 20-year war in Laos.
Buddhist men walk down a road in Luang Prabang, one of the Southeast Asian country's most popular tourist destinations.
Streaks of the setting sun illuminate a row of boats moored by the Mekong River near Laos on November 17, 2014. (Tartarin2009/Flickr)
Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)
Dressed in bright red, a boatman paddles his way through calm waters in Laos on March 19, 2014. (jean jacques chaffois/Flickr)
Two Iranian expats bond over a love of American country-and-western music. But what happens when one of them starts to make it?
With the right infrastructure and the right attitude, says Carolyn Buck-Luce, societies can find benefits in a healthy older population.