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  The Silk Road - Photographed by Michael Yamashita

From the canals of Venice to the steppes of Central Asia, photographer Michael Yamashita captures spectacular scenes from a modern journey along the ancient Silk Road.

  Iranian Miniatures and Illuminations

A video portrait of Iranian painter Mohammed Nasseripour.

  Buddhist Monks at the Tidal Basin

Buddhist monks create and destroy a sand mandala in Washington.