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Flash Mob for Environment

Flash Mob for Environment

Street dance enthusiasts perform during a flash mob activity in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Jan. 3, 2012. Dozens of  street dance enthusiasts participated in a flash mob activity advocating environmental protection here on Tuesday. <Photo: Xinhua/Han Chuanhao> news@theasian.asia  

P’yang Holds a Mass Rally for Loyalty

P’yang Holds a Mass Rally for Loyalty

People attend a mass rally at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in this Jan. 3, 2012 photo released by the official news agency KCNA. The rally on Tuesday called for carrying out the document by the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central […]

NK People Chant Slogan for Kim Jong-un

NK People Chant Slogan for Kim Jong-un

  People attend a mass rally at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in this Jan. 3, 2012 photo released by the official news agency KCNA. The rally on Tuesday called for carrying out the document by the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) […]

P’yang Holds a Mass Rally

P’yang Holds a Mass Rally

People attend a mass rally at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in this Jan. 3, 2012 photo released by the official news agency KCNA. The rally on Tuesday called for carrying out the document by the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central […]

Pray for Chinese New Year

Pray for Chinese New Year

 A woman prays under the red lanterns for the upcoming Chinese New Year at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 3, 2011. The Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon, will start on Jan. 23 this year. <Photo: Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung> news@theasian.asia

Aqua Celebration at Tokyo

Aqua Celebration at Tokyo

A diver performs in a tank at an aquarium during the new year holiday in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 3, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Kenichiro Seki> news@theasian.asia  

Buddhist leader Ven. Jigwan dies

Buddhist leader Ven. Jigwan dies

Ven. Jigwan, who led the nation’s largest Buddhist order of Jogye, died of asthma in Jan. 2nd at Gyeongguk Temple in Seoul. He was 80. Jigwan became a follower of Buddhism in 1947, studied under the noted monk Jawun and became a monk in 1953. He held many positions including head monk at Haein Temple, […]

Hungarians Oppose New Constitution

Hungarians Oppose New Constitution

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt speaks during a gala ceremony in honor of the country’s new constitution at the State Opera House in Budapest Jan. 2, 2012. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people on Monday protested against the new constitution, which came into force on Jan. 1. <Photo: Xinhua/Peter Kollanyi> news@theasian.asia   news@theasian.asia

Snow and Ice Dragon for 2012

Snow and Ice Dragon for 2012

Visitors riding horses look at a snow sculpture at the snow and ice sculpture park of the Songshutang ski resort in Hami, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 2, 2012. <Phot: Xinhua/Zhu Zhenghua> news@theasian.asia    

Iran Launches its Missiles for Test

Iran Launches its Missiles for Test

An Iranian missile is launched during Iranian naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 on the Sea of Oman, Iran, Jan. 2, 2012. Iran successfully test-fired long range and short range missiles during its military drill in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, state media reported. <Photo: Xinhua> news@theasian.asia  

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