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  • Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
    May 13, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    Buddhist monks Tuesday carried jars of holy water during a ceremony in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The holy water ceremony is part of the observation of Vesak Day, which is commonly known as “Buddha’s birthday” — observed during the full moon in May or June. The holy day celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhartha Gautama, considered the founder of Buddhism.
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  • New political and economic freedoms in Myanmar have brought rapid changes to the city of Yangon.  The population of the city is expected to quadruple over the next 25 years and developers are eager to build new skyscrapers to accommodate the influx.  But some people are concerned that all of this new construction could threaten the city's architectural heritage -- and historical identity. Photo by Mary Jo Brooks/PBS NewsHour
    April 15, 2014  

    There is no urban landscape like Yangon in the world. Largely isolated from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar’s capital city has been frozen in time, filled with temples and grand buildings from the colonial era. But as the country embraces a more open society, how will it manage to preserve its past while building its future? Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2008  

    The United States joined several European nations Tuesday in urging the Chinese government to engage in talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile, after two weeks of anti-government protests in the region. Experts examine the roots of the dispute. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2008  

    Anti-Chinese protests and violence continued Tuesday in Tibet. The Chinese government blamed the exiled Dalai Lama for the violence. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the situation in Tibet. Continue reading