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Pakistan's Growing Pains

Villagers, displaced from their homes by flooding, hold empty containers as they queue for soup and relief rations on August 25, 2010 in the Sultan Colony Army flood relief camp near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Policy Pakistan's problems are not just limited to flood relief at the moment.

Photo of the Day: An Afghan School Poisoned

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An Afghan man closes the main door to the Totya Girls' School following the suspected poisoning of its students in Kabul on August 25, 2010.

Hopes for Afghan Election Reform

A poster urging Afghans to vote in upcoming elections is stuck to a wall in Kandahar province's Arghandab Valley on August 11, 2010. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy With Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections, the government will be watched closely for signs of reform.

Outrage Over Manila Bus Massacre

Philippine policemen take cover as they start their assault on the tourist bus full of Hong Kong tourists after an ex-policeman hijacked the bus in Manila on August 23, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Disgruntled ex-police inspector hijacked tourist bus in Manila, leaving eight (including himself) dead.

'Mad' About the Asia Society

Rockefeller Collection devotee? Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell on this week's <i>Mad Men</i>.
Lifestyle Hit AMC show Mad Men name drops the Asia Society on Sunday night.

Photo of the Day: Sri Lankan Fire Dancers

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Sri Lankan firedancers perform outside the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, as they take part in a procession during the Esala Perahera festival in Kandy on August 24, 2010.

Jimmy Carter Travels to North Korea to Free American Prisoner

Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd during his 28th annual town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 2009.
Policy Former President Jimmy Carter will leave today for North Korea in hopes of freeing an American man imprisoned in a North Korean jail.

Nara's Open Studio Starts Today

Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959, Japan). <em>Hyper Enough (to the City)</em>, 1997. Acrylic on canvas. H. 49 x W. 59 in. (125 x 150 cm). Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Arts Japanese artist extraordinaire Yoshitomo Nara opens his studio for the public to witness.

China Plans to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

Cars drive through thick smog in Beijing on Sept. 21, 2008, the first day of no traffic restrictions that had limited motorists during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Beijing plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years in developing electric and hybrid vehicles.

Photo of the Day: Acrobatics for Diplomacy

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A Chinese acrobatic troupe is performing in the Nepali capital to mark the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China.