The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
A group of elderly Chinese residents play football on a frozen river, as they gather for a winter swim in Shenyang, China, on December 20, 2010.
Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kabul on December 12, 2010.
An emergency service person in chemical protection clothing participates in a civil defense exercise on December 15, 2010 in Paju, South Korea.
A man looks through a magnifying glass inside a six-story-high, LED-based decorated Christmas tree in front of Ion shopping mall on Singapore's Orchard Road on December 11, 2010.
An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.
Military get some quiet time reading while waiting for computers at the United Service members Organization (USO) lounge at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) December 9, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
An elderly man exercises in a park on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 8, 2010.
A boy yawns next to his mother while attending prayers at the Jami al-Hidayah mosque in Jakarta as they arrive for prayers to mark the holiday of the Islamic New Year on December 7, 2010.
People visit the Shwedagon Paya on December 05, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar.