The two independent states were created this week in 1947.
The Thai celebrate the Songkran festival with a splash.
Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.
The legendary architect, film director Zhang Yimou, and eight others were recognized for their achievements.
The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.