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Photo of the Day: Guarding History in Afghanistan

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A guard stands at the Qadamghah Shrine October 7, 2010 of Kabul's Saghi District, Afghanistan.

Asia's Prestigious Film Festival Opens

Tourists visit PIFF Plaza, a venue of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) October 7, 2010 in Busan, South Korea. The festival showcases 307 films from 67 countries and runs from October 7-15. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Arts

The fifteenth Pusan International Film Festival opened on Thursday night in Busan, a city in southeast Korea.

Photo of the Day: Why So Serious, Iranians?

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Iranian men with faces painted in the colours of their national flag attend their national team's friendly football match against Brazil in Abu Dhabi on October 7, 2010

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Korea's Kimchi Crisis

South Korean traders deliver cabbages, the basic ingredient to make kimchi, to clients at a market in Seoul on October 5, 2010. Bad weather this year has caused a serious cabbage shortage and a price spike, prompting South Korea to temporarily eliminate import duties on some vegetables. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

South Koreans, pioneers in the art of kimchi-making, are in a pickle these days.

Photo of the Day: Prince Charles in a Spontaneous Boogie

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Britain's Prince Charles dances with the residents of Tolasar village, outside Jodhpur on October 5, 2010.

Monkey Business at the Commonwealth Games

An Indian Langur monkey sits on his handlers cycle parked in front of a Commonwealth Games banner outside The Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on September 29, 2010. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert lampoons 'monkey security' at the Commonwealth Games.

Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.

Indonesia President 'feared' arrest in Netherlands

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) reviews a military parade during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, despite praises for stabilizing his nation's budding democracy, now faces closer scrutiny and criticisms from Indonesia's former colonial masters, The Netherlands.