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Eid Celebrated With Mixed Feelings This Year

Indonesian female Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bali's Bajra Sandhi monument and park in Denpasar on September 10, 2010 marking the end of holy month of Ramadan. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Not all Muslim countries in Asia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this year. Deadly flooding in Pakistan and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir have set a somber mood this holiday season.

Photo of the Day: Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations

Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata
Lifestyle

Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata

Competing Laurels for Top Chinese Filmmakers

Directors Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, and Tsui Hark pose after the award presentation to Woo at the ceremony for The Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement award during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on Sept. 3, 2010 in Venice, Italy. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Arts In another sign of the pre-eminent position Chinese cinema enjoys in today's global culture, two major Chinese filmmakers have won top international honors in recent days.

Announcing the Launch of Asia Society's First iPhone App

Arts Asia Society is pleased to announce the launch of its first iPhone app, for the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool.

Sectarian Violence Rises Amid Floods in Pakistan

Pakistani Shiite Muslim men help injured blast victims at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Quetta on September 3, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Hassan Abbas, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow, explained that the Pakistani Taliban's attacks on Shiites would not weaken their campaign against the army or Nato.

Photo of the Day: Taipei Organizes A Mass Wedding Ceremony

Couples kiss in a Taipei mass wedding
Lifestyle

Newly wed couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony organized by Taipei city government on September 9, 2010.

South Asian Tennis Dynamic Duo Advances

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (R) of Pakistan shakes hands with teammate Rohan Bopanna of India after defeating Bob Bryan and teammate Mike Bryan of the USA 7-6(8),7-5 during their quarterfinal match on day 5 of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on August 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Tennis stars Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Rohan Bopanna of India forge an unlikely friendship on and off court.

Photo of the Day: Ganesha, Bringer of Victory

Statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha
Lifestyle

Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival.

Obama Sets Asean-US Summit for Sidelines of UN Meeting

Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow and author of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America.
Policy President Obama plans to meet leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of this month's UN General Assembly session.

North Korea Convenes Rare Party Conference

In this frame grab made off undated North Korea's Korean Central Television (KCTV) footage aired on October 11, 2008 North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps as he inspects a female military unit in North Korea. (Korean Central Television/Yonhap via Getty Images)
Policy All eyes are on North Korea this week, as the ruling Korean Workers Party is expected to hold a historic meeting of delegates.