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    Kailash Cave Temple, Ardhanarishvara

    Ardhanarishvara, the Lord who is Half Woman, has been carved into one of the many niches on the outside of the temple. The sculptors depicted many of the well-known stories of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls of the temple. Pilgrims walking past these depictions are reminded of the tales and their teachings.

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    Kailash Cave Temple, Kamadeva and Rati with Apsaras and Gandharvas

    God of desire, Kamadeva, and his consort Rati are flanked by their assistants, a sensuous apsaras or heavenly nymph and gandharvas who are charming celestial musicians.

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    Kailash Cave Temple, amorous couple 2

    Auspicious figures of amorous couples in small stone niches adorn the magnificent Kailash Cave Temple, cave #16 in the series of Ellora Caves. These figures represent fertility and good fortune for all who see them.

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    Kailash Cave Temple, Bhagiratha's Penance

    This wall sculpture tells the story of Bhagiratha who practiced penance for eons to purify the sins of his ancestors.

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    Ellora, Datta Temple, Linga between bull horns

    On a pillar of the temple, a lingam sits between the horns of a bull.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Chilled Coffee and Tea
    Grocery Store Display: Chilled Coffee and Tea

    Chilled coffees and teas in a local shop.

  • Thumbnail for Ellora, Ganapati Temple
    Ellora, Ganapati Temple

    Performing puja to the deity of the temple, Ganapathy, the priest offers the flame.

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    Grocery Store Display: Kinoko

    Various roots, mushrooms, and vegetables.

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    Can Hong Kong Survive?

    Cover illustration from May 19, 1997 issue of Newsweek shortly before China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997.

  • Thumbnail for Ellora, Jain Caves, elephant
    Ellora, Jain Caves, elephant

    This majestic and huge elephant stands at the entrance to the most complex of the Jain caves. Elephants are associated with royalty and power.

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    Confucian Statue

    Confucian statue, found in the Confucian temple directly across from a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Beijing.

  • Thumbnail for Red China's Mao: New War, Old Warlord
    Red China's Mao: New War, Old Warlord

    Cover of Time Magazine from December 11, 1950, depicting Mao's head surrounded by a cloud of red grasshoppers.

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    Kids Day KFC Style

    The colonel gets into the spirit on Chldren's Day in Japan by dressing up samurai style.

  • Thumbnail for ATM, close-up 1
    ATM, close-up 1

    A closer look at a Japanese ATM.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Casting Diagram
    Bronze Casting Diagram

    Diagram showing how a bronze food cauldron is cast using the piece mold method during the Shang dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Drinks
    Grocery Store Display: Drinks

    A shelf of soda and juices.

  • Thumbnail for True Face of America
    True Face of America

    An illustration showing the garment of the Statue of Liberty is snatched aside, revealing it as a place of refuge for Nazis, Japanese war criminals, the Klu Klux Klan, capitalists and gangsters.

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    Ceremonial Axe

    Bronze axe with man and beast motif. May have been a token of rank and an instrument in conducting human sacrifices. "The innocent face, flanked by a pair of animals, usually identified as tigers, seems blissfully unaware of any unhappy outcome, and the tigers, most ferocious of beasts, are surprisingly benign." [as quoted from Robert Thorpe]

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    Ellora, Jain Caves, entrance to the Mahavira shrine

    This shrine to Mahavira, the 24th tirthankara, is set within a very large cave with exquisite carvings of several of the 24 tirthankaras.

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    Grocery Store Display: Cheeses, Close-up

    A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.

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    China Can Say No

    Cover illustration from the book "China Can Say No--Political and Emotional Choices for the Post Cold War Era," by Song Qiang, Zhang Zangzang and Qiao Ban. The inscription across the top reads: "When China says no, it's not for the purpose of seeking conflict, but in order to speak on a more equal footing."

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    Post Office Sign

    The sign outside of the post-office, wearing a cap of snow.

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    Boys at School

    Three boys enjoying their time between classes.

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    School

    Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.

  • Thumbnail for Vendors selling clothes on the sidewalk
    Vendors selling clothes on the sidewalk

    Vendors sell clothes off of blankets spread out in the sidewalk in Taiwan. Also a common sight on the streets in China.