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Tunisian President Visits Libya

Tunisian President Visits Libya

Mustafa Abdul Jalil (R), Chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya, meets with visiting Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tripoli, Libya, Jan. 2, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Hamza Turkia> news@theasian.asia

South Korea Opens 2012 Stock Market

South Korea Opens 2012 Stock Market

Officials of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and the Korea Exchange (KRX) attend the opening ceremony of the Securities and Derivatives Markets for this year at the KRX head office in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 2, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Park Jin Hee> news@theasian.asia

Toronto Polar Bear Dip for New Year

Toronto Polar Bear Dip for New Year

Participants pose for photos at the Sunnyside Park during the 7th Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 1, 2012. About 300 Torontonians braved the chilly waters to celebrate the New Year and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. <Photo: Xinhua/Zou Zheng> news@theasian.asia

New Year’s Day Parade in England

New Year’s Day Parade in England

A clown takes part in the annual New Year’s Day parade in central London, Britain, Jan. 1, 2012. More than 8,000 performers attended the annual parade which was estimated to have attracted over 500,000 spectators. <Photo: Xinhua/Bimal Gautam>  news@theasian.asia

Bahraini Protesters Confront with Police

Bahraini Protesters Confront with Police

The police confront the protesters at Sitra village in Manama, Bahrain, Jan. 1, 2012. Conflict between protestors and the police happened in the past two days and caused teenager death. <Photo: Xinhua/Bahrain News Agency> news@theasian.asia

Naval Excercise Makes Tension in Middle East

Naval Excercise Makes Tension in Middle East

Iranian soldiers attend naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 on the Sea of Oman, Iran, on Dec. 31, 2011. Deputy Commander of Iran’s Navy Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi said Sunday that for the first time, Iran test fired anti-radar, mid-range missile “successfully” in the ongoing naval drills in its southern waters, the official IRNA news […]

Jump into the River to Celebrate 2012

Jump into the River to Celebrate 2012

A man jumps into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge during a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 1, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Wang Qingqin> news@theasian.asia

Kiss for Happy New Year

Kiss for Happy New Year

People celebrate the New Year near the City Hall in the very heart of Bucharest, capital of Romania, Jan. 1, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Gabriel Petrescu> news@theasian.asia

New Year Ball ‘Fired’

New Year Ball ‘Fired’

A farmer shoots small footballs away from old fashioned milk cans to celebrate the coming of the new year in Achterhoek,the Netherlands, Dec. 31, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Robin Utrecht> news@theasian.asia  

Crowds Flock into Times Square

Crowds Flock into Times Square

Thousands of people from all over the world gather at Times Square in New York, the United States, on Dec. 31, 2011. Celebrations for New Year’s Eve at Times Square is one of the biggest New Year party in the world. <Photo: Xinhua/Wang Lei> news@theasian.asia  

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