Glimpses of Asia: January 8, 2015

I got the following links from my expatriate friend Jack, who got them from his friend Marty.

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In Pictures: China’s Frozen City by Richard Angwin for Aljazeera.

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Harbin international ice and snow festival – in pictures in The Guardian.

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The price of life in Singapore, city of rules: ‘It’s a Faustian deal’ by Oliver Millman for The Guardian.

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Sacred Journey: the trippiest travel book you will ever see by Kevin Kelly for Boing Boing.

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Indian Rape Case Echoes Claims of Tourists as Prey by Ellen Barry and Nida Najor for the New York Times.

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Tabanan, Indonesia

Tabanan, Indonesia

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When an Avalanche of Trash Killed 143 People by Ross Pomeroy for Real Clear Science.

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The Skulls in This Wall Are All of People Consumed by Vultures by Dolly Stoltze of Atlas Obscura.

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Ghorepani Poon HIll, Nepal

Ghorepani Poon HIll, Nepal

Great treks around the world: readers’ travel tips from The Guardian.

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The 25 Most Hilarious Translation Fails of All Time by Beej Rudd for Dose.

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Photographer documents the disappearing rice paddy fields of Yunnan, China by Michael Zhang for PetaPixel.

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Why hasn’t Japan banned child-porn comics? by James Fletcher of BBC News.

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An Ancient Musical Instrument Has Been Discovered in China by George Dvorsky for io9

Mumbai residents learn to live with leopards by The Guardian.

Nepal to issue passports with third gender for sexual minorities by Gopal Sharma for Reuters.

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