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Photo of the Day: Vibrant Strands of Spun Thread in Pakistan

An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr)
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An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr)

Slideshow: Japan's 'Blue Pond' Photographer Captures a Color for Every Season

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Meet the photographer behind one of Apple's most stunning backgrounds. 

Photo of the Day: High Atop the Sand Dunes in Vietnam

A group of people are silhouetted against the blazing sun on sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam on January 30, 2013. (arthur.l.I/Flickr)
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A group of people are silhouetted against the blazing sun on sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam on January 30, 2013. (arthur.l.I/Flickr)

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Lifestyle

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series The Perennial Plate — and have the viral hit to prove it.

Video: PBS Tackles Iran, Myanmar and Other Thorny Issues in 'Great Decisions'

Policy

The eight-part series, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, includes interviews with Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio and other foreign policy experts.

Photos: Michelle Obama's Favorite Asian-American and Asian Designers

Wearing the red gown designed by Taiwanese-American designer Jason Wu at the Public Inaugural Ball on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The First Lady's Jason Wu inauguration gown that enchanted the media last week was one of many outfits she has worn by Asian designers.

Photo of the Day: Parked in Style at the Shanghai Antique Market

A row of vintage toy cars neatly lined up in an antique market stall in Shanghai, China on January 27, 2013. (ciaocibai/Flickr)
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A row of vintage toy cars neatly lined up in an antique market stall in Shanghai, China on January 27, 2013. (ciaocibai/Flickr)

Interview: Kishore Mahbubani Says Stable US-China Relations Will Be 2013's Big Story

Kishore Mahbubani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 27, 2012. (World Economic Forum/Flickr)
Policy

Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that stable relations between the United States and China will in fact be the big story in 2013. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on February 6, 2013.

Philippines' UN Suit Against China More About Honor Than Action

Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor.

Photo of the Day: Surrounded by a Sea of Foam in Australia

A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)